WELCOME FANS, TRIVIA BUFFS &
FRIENDS OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
 
World Premiere Video

Click the title card to view scenes from the
live World Premiere Performance scheduled for
re-release in 2017 in a 20th Anniversay DVD Edition
Grumpuss Rampany

AWARDS, REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS FOR THE 1998
AUDIO THEATER CASSETTE & VHS VIDEO RELEASES

"Fantasy at its best.  Reminiscent of Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien, Pike's Grumpuss is poignantly true of both the foibles and the triumphs of humankind . . . quality family entertainment.”

Click on the Grumpuss Rampant (left), to view the Awards, Reviews or Testimonials!

World Premiere

THE 1997 WORLD PREMIERE

Click on the Event Poster (left), to see the pictorial essay about the 1997 World Premiere benefit performance and banquet at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.  Or CLICK on the WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO CLIPS link at the bottom of the page to see clips from the show! Explore these pages and you'll learn about the exciting challenges the production of Grumpuss encountered and overcame.  Experienced or novice writer, veteran or fledgling actor, storyteller, lover of epic poetry or simply a fantasy adventure fan, you have come to the right place!
1997 GRUMPUSS LOGO

PRODUCING THE 1997 WORLD PREMIERE

Click on the Grumpuss Logo (left), to see the pictorial essay about the former coffeehouse performer and rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter's considerations, deliberations and tribulations that ultimately resulted in the production of this historic, award-winning, bardic-style storytelling event. GRUMPUSS was a complete unknown, an unpublished original epic fantasy adventure to be performed entirely in rhyme, but Travis convinced himself (and several others), that it was a fairly straightforward proposition -- a gamble, to be sure, but all that was needed was a "hook," a star, an historically exciting location (preferably steeped in the bardic tradition) and a little bit of luck.

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Original Site launched October 1998 ~ Updated 7 February 2015

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