Cultural Event: Odds Bodkin Performs The Odyssey

A free theatrical performance featuring master storyteller Odds Bodkin, a “consummate storyteller” who carries a large repertoire of folk tales from cultures around the world, an extensive collection of Greek Myths, American and New England folklore, ghost stories and teaching fables, all performed with live original music, character voices, vocal effects and narration.
A free theatrical performance featuring master storyteller Odds Bodkin will take place on December 6th, from 7:00 to 8:15 pm at The White Mountain School. Called “a consummate storyteller” by the New York Times, Odds Bodkin carries a large repertoire of folk tales from cultures around the world, an extensive collection of Greek Myths, American and New England folklore, ghost stories and teaching fables, all performed with live original music, character voices, vocal effects and narration. 

On December 6th, he will perform The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast. In this performance he takes audience members into the mind of Odysseus, first trapped in the Trojan Horse, then to Ismaros, Isle of the Lotus Eaters, and finally into – and out of – the terrifying cave of the Cyclops. Vivid, disturbing and beautiful, the tale is accompanied throughout with Odds Bodkin’s mood-enhancing score on a modal 12-string guitar.

Hailed by Wired Magazine as “one of the great voices in modern storytelling,” Odds Bodkin has performed twice at The White House, at the National Storytelling Festival, in Thailand and Great Britain and across America at schools, museums, universities and festivals. His recordings and books have won Indie awards, Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver awards, Storytelling World awards, Booklist’s Editors’ Choice, and the New York Public Library’s “100 Best Titles for Reading and Sharing” award, among others. 

The performance will take place in the Great Hall of The White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Rd, Bethlehem. The performance is free and open to the public; however, donations will be gratefully accepted and used to support future Cultural Events at The White Mountain School. 

For information, contact Becky Beno at becky.beno@whitemountain.org or 603 444 2928 x40

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