Stay-at-home orders or not, nothing can stop the Troubies from giving you some much-needed comedy! The ODDyssey recounts Homer’s epic tale in five webisodes weekly on YouTube, offering a whimsical retelling of Odysseus’s adventure for audiences of all ages.
The ODDyssey is a family-friendly, seat-of-our pants, stuck-at-home mix of wacky and whimsical storytelling by a cast of kooky, colorful characters". Encounter the cyclops, witches, sirens, angry gods, and multi-snake-headed creatures, gathering on Zoom from their respective dwellings. Inspired by Zoom's low-resolution quality, The ODDyssey is retro-styled with a variety of music including sitcom song remakes. So, get the family together and meet some of these beloved mythological characters as they struggle with communicating remotely—just like the rest of us.
Each 15-20-minute episode will premiere on the Getty's YouTube channel, Sundays at 3:00 p.m. PST, from July 19 to August 16, 2020.
Audiences can live chat with the Troubies during each episode's YouTube Premiere. After the final episode, audiences are invited to join in with the cast in their virtual reunion party. Once episodes have premiered they will be available to view at any time on the Getty's YouTube channel.
Odysseus/Hades.... Michael Faulkner
Penelope/Hygeia.... Amanda Pajer
Calypso/Hera......... Cloie Wyatt Taylor
Aphrodite/Siren...... Suzanne Jolie
Zeus/Homer........... Matt Walker
Dionysus/Sailors..... Dave Wright
Poseidon/Hermes... Rick Batalla
Athena/Circe.......... Beth Kennedy
Musical Mattikos..... Matthew Patrick Davis