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The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or less

The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or less
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Jay Hopkins, John Hunter
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 108
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 0573663874
ISBN-13: 9780573663871
Cast Size: 3 women, 2 men

About the Play:

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less is a full-length comedy by Jay Hopkins and John Hunter. Travel to the ancient Mediterranean for a crash course in all things Greek in the hilarious spoof, The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less. Actors, playing up to 32 characters each, try to beat the clock as they speed through love stories, epics, battles and more in this madcap romp through Greek mythology.

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less is just like it says: Every Greek myth packed into an approximately 99-minute play. On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone's eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek Mythology. Its funny, updated and made easy to understand. The Gods walk the Red Carpet. The Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractors job. Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift. Love stories are a dating show and the Greek Tragedies are sports highlights! And don't forget the two greatest stories ever told, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Kidnap Helen of Troy and you've got a 10 year slap-fight of epic proportions with pouty Achilles, war-hungry Agamemnon, and clever Odysseus, destined to wander the seas for 10 more years fighting giants, seductresses and the Gods themselves. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare! Zippy, silly, and secretly educational, Jay Hopkins and John Hunter have written a show that would make CliffsNotes and Monty Python proud.

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less premiered in 2007 at the Studio Theatre in Orlando, Florida, and it is currently being performed all around the US.

Cast: 3 women, 2 men

What people say:

"This riotous distillation of classic Greek mythology and Homer's epic poems takes boldface names from myth and literature and turns them into a thing that would make Cliffs-Notes and Monty Python proud... Hopkins and Hunter use pop culture to spoof some of the more overly dramatic Greek moments and do a wonderful job of picking up on all the things that never made sense in these traditional stories." — Orlando Sentinel

"Audiences need only laugh to pass this class. The celestial caricatures range from ridiculous (hip-hop Mercury messengers) to sublime (Vulcan is a Spock-eared geek), and there’s no required reading list to understand and enjoy them." — Orlando Weekly

"...zippy, silly, and secretly educational... You might have seem other brands of “…in 99 Minutes or Less” plays out there, but after you’ve seen this romp, you’ll never go back." — INK19

"It’s a very funny play that moves at a mile a minute." — Green Bay Press Gazette

About the Playwright:

Jay Hopkins is an American actor, improviser, director, playwright, and producer in Orlando, Florida. A mainstay of the SAK Theatre Comedy Lab, he has worked as a performer, Head of Education and ultimately one of SAK's most prolific Artistic Producers. He has also co-authored and directed several award winning Fringe shows.

John Hunter is an American improv performer and instructor from Orlando, Florida. He spent 1998-2004 in Los Angeles and Seattle, writing for TV shows, performing, writing and producing sketch and stand-up, and exploring many facets of improv with a wide variety of theaters and philosophies. In 2004 he returned to Orlando, where he is the Associate Managing Director of the SAK Theatre Comedy Lab.