Brother Wolf

Brother Wolf
adapted by Laurelyn Dossett, Preston Lane

Productions (15)
  • Musical Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m, 4 either (6-18 actors possible: 2-8 f, 4-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and mild adult content
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-299-4

Brother Wolf
adapted by Laurelyn Dossett, Preston Lane

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Productions (15)
  • Musical Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m, 4 either (6-18 actors possible: 2-8 f, 4-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and mild adult content
  • Set: Unit set.

Blending folklore, myth, music and mountain religion, Brother Wolf is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. High in the mountains of North Carolina, a family is threatened by a demon named Grin Dell. When a preacher named Brother Wolf arrives to lend a hand, the death of the demon sets off a cycle of revenge that can only be stopped by learning to forgive. Featuring evocative bluegrass songs, this skillful musical traces the complex art of storytelling and the fear that divides good and evil.

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Libretto $9.99
conductor/vocal score $24.99
cast CD $14.99

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Blending folklore, myth, music and mountain religion, Brother Wolf is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. High in the mountains of North Carolina, a family is threatened by a demon named Grin Dell. When a preacher named Brother Wolf arrives to lend a hand, the death of the demon sets off a cycle of revenge that can only be stopped by learning to forgive. Featuring evocative bluegrass songs, this skillful musical traces the complex art of storytelling and the fear that divides good and evil.

  • Musical Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m, 4 either (6-18 actors possible: 2-8 f, 4-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and mild adult content
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-299-4
Production Packages Include

  • 15 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 15 conductor/vocal score
  • 1 cast CD

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Published Reviews

"Brother Wolf explores primal mountain Christianity and the stories surround it with an arresting, multilayered combination of spectacle and music..."

Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal

"...relevant, emotional and accessible...the story plays out like a centuries-old folk song."

Leslie Mizell, News & Record (Greensboro, North Carolina)

"...tuneful, funny and entertaining."

Julie York Coppens, The Charlotte Observer

"Lane's tale is savage and grim yet lightened by transparent storytelling that drives his mythic script and infuses his stylized direction."

Perry Tannenbaum, Backstage.com

"...Brother Wolf soars as an expressive, transporting experience."

Russell Florence, Jr., Dayton City Paper

Production History

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Production Group
Location
FEB 16, 2018 - FEB 19, 2018
Brevard College
Brevard, NC United States
Brevard College Brevard, NC United States
NOV 29, 2016 - NOV 29, 2016
Brentwood School
Mitchell, GA United States
Brentwood School Mitchell, GA United States
FEB 01, 2015 - MAR 30, 2015
Schemata
Spring Arbor, MI United States
Schemata Spring Arbor, MI United States
OCT 25, 2013 - OCT 26, 2013
Cookeville High School
Cookeville, TN United States
Cookeville High School Cookeville, TN United States
OCT 10, 2013 - OCT 24, 2013
Camden County High School
Kingsland, GA United States
Camden County High School Kingsland, GA United States
MAR 29, 2012 - MAR 31, 2012
UNI Interpreters Theatre
Cedar Falls, IA United States
UNI Interpreters Theatre Cedar Falls, IA United States
OCT 25, 2011 - OCT 29, 2011
Lithia Springs High School
Lithia Springs, GA United States
Lithia Springs High School Lithia Springs, GA United States
OCT 15, 2011 - OCT 29, 2011
North Forsyth High School
Cumming, GA United States
North Forsyth High School Cumming, GA United States
OCT 05, 2011 - OCT 08, 2011
North Forsyth High School
Cumming, GA United States
North Forsyth High School Cumming, GA United States
FEB 12, 2010 - FEB 20, 2010
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN United States
St. Olaf College Northfield, MN United States
JAN 29, 2009 - FEB 15, 2009
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH United States
The Human Race Theatre Company Dayton, OH United States
OCT 07, 2007 - OCT 07, 2007
NAMT Festival of New Musicals (Songwriters Showcase)
, United States
NAMT Festival of New Musicals (Songwriters Showcase) , United States
JUL 26, 2007 - JUL 27, 2007
An Appalachian Summer Festival
Boone, NC United States
An Appalachian Summer Festival Boone, NC United States
JUL 20, 2007 - JUL 21, 2007
Triad Stage
Greensbor, NC United States
Triad Stage Greensbor, NC United States
MAR 12, 2006 - APR 02, 2007
Triad Stage
Greensboro, NC United States
Triad Stage Greensboro, NC United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
FEB 16, 2018 - FEB 19, 2018
Brevard College
Brevard, NC United States
Brevard College Brevard, NC United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 29, 2009 - FEB 15, 2009
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH United States
The Human Race Theatre Company Dayton, OH United States
OCT 07, 2007 - OCT 07, 2007
NAMT Festival of New Musicals (Songwriters Showcase)
, United States
NAMT Festival of New Musicals (Songwriters Showcase) , United States
JUL 26, 2007 - JUL 27, 2007
An Appalachian Summer Festival
Boone, NC United States
An Appalachian Summer Festival Boone, NC United States
JUL 20, 2007 - JUL 21, 2007
Triad Stage
Greensbor, NC United States
Triad Stage Greensbor, NC United States
MAR 12, 2006 - APR 02, 2007
Triad Stage
Greensboro, NC United States
Triad Stage Greensboro, NC United States