Pretty philomela, come across the sea...
“One of the best shows of the year” – SF Weekly
“An outright revelation” – SF Chronicle
Weightless is an adaptation of the story of Procne and Philomela found in Ovid’s Metamorphoses: two sisters bound by deep love are separated by a vengeful god and must travel across worlds to find their way back together.
Commissioned by Z Space and Encore Theater Company, Weightless won “Best of Fringe” at the SF Fringe Festival in 2012, and a concert version of the show directed by Becca Wolff made the SF Chronicle's "Top Ten Theater Picks of 2016".
Weightless is an example of The Kilbanes’ distinct style: a genre-bending theatrical event that combines intimate storytelling with a high energy rock show. In Weightless, the band and the cast are one and the same, blurring the line between actors and musicians, between straight musical theater and concert.