The Odyssey Performed by Joe Goodkin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
UA Learning Services Building Courtyard (1st and Vine)

Chicago based Singer and Songwriter Joe Goodkin has adapted Homer’s Odyssey to the modern world. The piece maintains the story of Homer’s massive, 24-book epic poem, while transforming it into 30-minute, 24-song “folk opera,” which has been honored with three awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Please join the UA College of Humanities’ Department of Classics to experience Odysseus’ many-turning journey home in this living interpretation of one of the founding works of world literature.
The performance will be followed by a Q & A with the artist and a reception.
This event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by: The University of Arizona Department of Classics, the Archaeological Institute of America, Tucson Society; the Hellenic Cultural Foundation; the University of Arizona School of International Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SILLC); and the University of Arizona College of Humanities.

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