Getty Museum Teams Up With The Troubadour Company For "The ODDyssey"
The Getty Villa presents the first virtual theater presentation of, The ODDyssey, on their Getty Museum YouTube channel. This new iteration of the classic story is co-produced by the Getty Museum and the Troubadour Theater Company.
The ODDyssey recounts Homer’s 24 books in five episodes of about 15-20 minutes each, in a whimsical retelling of Odysseus’s adventure for audiences of all ages.
Episodes will premiere each Sunday from July 19th – August 16th!
“The ODDyssey is a family-friendly, seat-of-our pants, stay-at-home ordered-up mix of wacky and whimsical storytelling by a cast of kooky, colorful characters,” says Matt Walker, artistic director of the Troubadour Theater Company.
This rendition of Homer’s epic poem chronicling a 20-year journey has been given the Zoom treatment. Follow along with the webisodes as Oddy (Oddysseus) goes on the adventure of a lifetime, escaping cyclops, Calypso’s Island, witches and more.
Performing from their respective dwellings, the Troubies are stepping up to the quarantine challenge and using what is at their immediate disposal to tell the story.
Each episode will premiere on Sundays at 3:00 pm PDT, where audiences will get to chat live with the Troubies via YouTube Premiere. After the final episode, audiences will be invited to a Zoom party with the cast. All episodes will be available to view any time on the Getty’s YouTube channel.