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.
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.