War in all its passion and its horror, its tenderness, its glory, and its shame.
Homer echoing down the centuries.
Achilles, Ajax, Agamemnon, Hector, Paris, Helen, Zeus, Athene, Apollo
Heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses
10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Eight and a half hours of actual telling
Breaks for food, stretching and story chat
(A co-production of 2wp and the Ottawa Storytellers)
Rehearsals are in progress. Among the tellers, there is excitement, trepidation, awe, and also a longing to begin. Two years ago we told The Odyssey. Twelve hours now, twelve hours then. 150 listeners, an almost full house. Nervousness turning to total audience commitment--no one leaving, no one wanting to miss a word.
We remember the thrill, the power of the story sweeping us into a world so ancient and yet so fully ours. We remember knowing that by the end we had all of us been on an unforgettable journey. We were no longer performers and audience; we were one.
That's how it's going to be again, June 14. Homer ensures that. Be sure to join us.
What The Odyssey listeners said:
"Mind blowing, enchanting, mesmerizing."
"Such beautiful images in my head."
"Fantastic experience! I loved simply listening and hearing Homer's words."
"Was doubtful at first that I would be able to last the whole 12 hours, but after only the second set I was hooked."
"As I write this at hour 10, I don't want it to end. I wish it were another 12 hours!"
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