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Last night The Drunken Odyssey (i.e., me (John King)) attended Charlie Bethel’s one-man performance of Homer’s The Odyssey at Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Here is a review of the play for listeners in the Central Florida area.

The Odyssey is one king-hell of an adventure story, but the old, dusty translations and ancientness of the tale and the epic scope can make it seem like a really long, not always-engaging read (if you know Greek, which I sure don’t, perhaps you feel differently).  In this performance, Charlie Bethel makes the story deeply immediate and wildly fun both to hear and to watch.  This show is a masterpiece of both writing, translation, acting, stage setting, and all-around good theater.

Charlie Bethel's Odyssey

Seats start at $17, so if you were thinking of going to the movies in the next two weeks, spend just a little more and get an unforgettable piece of entertainment.  Get yourself to Orlando Shakespeare Theater to see this before it goes away on March 17th.