An Odyssey

dance & physical theatre · ungovernable theatre company · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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KELVYN CECCHIN certified reviewer · June 18, 2018
tagged as: and Humanity · sorrow · humor
An Odyssey was incredibly enjoyable. Humorous throughout, touching at times, and eerily mesmerizing in its portrayal of a mourning family. The show had me laughing, frightened, and tearful. The Acting, Writing and Direction was outstanding. Anytime I can watch a piece of work that has me engaged like that, means I will highly recommend that anyone reading this should catch the show. Great Job to all involved! ... full review

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MARK HEIN · June 15, 2018
tagged as: heartbreaking · witty · Wonderful · daring
A TERRIFIC, WITTY TURN ON A CLASSIC. This is a remarkable work, perhaps even a great one. Denney has cut away 95% of Homer's "Odyssey," giving it a single focus and turning the testosterone epic into a feminist text, centered in heart and hearth. This quiet, domestic odyssey never leaves home -- no battlefields, no corridors of power -- yet its echoes for our imperial age are fierce (and often funny; we wince as we laugh). ... full review

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JAKE KORNELY certified reviewer · June 14, 2018
tagged as: odyssey · classic · CUTE · funny · giggles · touching · sweet
A clever and inventive take on the Odyssey. The whole performance was sweet and touching with moments that will make you giggle. Each of the actors looked like they were straight out of a Wes Anderson film, but their performances were so much deeper than that. It was beautiful and engaging start to finish.... full review

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LUCY SLAVIN · June 13, 2018
tagged as: interactive · poetic · dramedy · fresh · new
The show is a metaphorical take on The Odyssey at a first glance, but once the show pulls you in with it's humorous and effortlessly poetic monologues it becomes a slice of American life grappling with the loss of someone who isn't actually gone. It's told from the point of view of a military man's wife, his eagle scout son, and their scruffy but contemplative dog. It's like a cross between The Penelopiad and Mad Men, and carries with it the intimacy of reading a diary. I highly recommend seeing it.... full review

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CHRISTIAN MONTENEGRO · June 13, 2018
It was a small acting crew of 3 who all played characters with very different personalities and this keeps you engaged as the scenes changed. The mom was incredible at changing emotions from one extreme to another. The sons story arch started almost kind of sad and got funnier as the show went on while the dogs scenes were hilarious with how crazy yet somehow accurate it was portrayed. Overall really funny and engaging. ... full review

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JERRY DAVIS · June 04, 2018
tagged as: serious · humorous · thoughtful
It was remarkably well acted. I found the idea of using "The Odyssey" as a take off point for telling a story of War and return from the woman's point of view quite interesting. The playwright deserves real credit for the idea and so does the director for his work too. As I said, all three of the actors were excellent as was the musician. To do all of this so well in sixty minutes is quite an accomplishment. I highly recommend this show to everyone. ... full review

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JENNIFER LAWSON · June 06, 2018
tagged as: funny · Engaging · heartbreaking · amazing
What happens when daddy doesn't come home. This amazing story of waiting for the world's most iconic war hero captures the reality behind the facade. Beautifully written, acted and scored. Argus the dog should be nominated for an award!... full review

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SALLY KRAMER certified reviewer · June 06, 2018
Incredulity well-written story makes you want to revisit Homer's Odyssey and learn even more Captivating characters from Greek Mythology are now part of everyday Army life,.Penelope and Telemachus are brilliantly played by Julia Davis and Joe De Soto And Carolina Montenegro plays the perfect Argus. By the way, could you find me a dog like Argus? Max Denney's original score, played by him, makes for an amazing time at the Fringe Sally Kramer ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 07, 2018
I was blown away by the amazing story portrayed in only an hour! The struggles of what happens when dad goes off to war, and what he's left behind. Joe DeSoto portrays Telemachus the 20yo, eagle scout, son of Odysseus, hysterically. Julia Davis is the wife of Odysseus and beautifluly depicts what its like to be an army wife. Carolina Montenegro is the aging and wise family dog Argos who's seen it all. Would highly recommend to anyone! So much talent!... full review

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SANDRA SCHAEFER · June 08, 2018
tagged as: heartbreaking · Believable
I was enthralled and moved by the play. The subject matter was pertinent and honestly and cleverly handled. The cast was superb and the sets and sound effects (music) were clever and effective. ... full review

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