Beowulf as a Modern Rock Opera?

A musical version of the epic poem? The Irish Repertory Theatre is putting on this amibitious version from October 16 through November 13, 2005, at the Rep's Theatre in New York City.

The music for the project is by Lenny Pickett with lyrics by Lindsey Turner. Richard Barth stars in a cast which will include a parade of monsters and puppets designed by Bob Flanagan.