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The Iliad and The Odyssey by Geordie Productions

Illiad excerpt from late 5th or early 6th century AD.jpgGeordie Productions take the whole family on two epic journeys this spring.

They're following in the footsteps of the Greek poet Homer with their own versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey.

The plays take us back to the ancient Western world, to the time of the legendary Trojan War. We meet great warriors like Achilles and Hector and interfering gods and the beautiful Helen of Troy, and we follow Odysseus as he struggles to get back home after the War.

The Iliad and The Odyssey aren't easy stories to tell, and they take a lot of actors!  But Geordie Theatre has taken up the challenge.

Dean Patrick Fleming is the artistic director of the theatre company. He also directs the second of the two plays, The Odyssey. Micheline Chevrier directs The Iliad. They join Sonali Karnick in studio to talk about the original Game of Thrones - the family version.

**The Iliad runs from April 4-13 at Centaur Theatre in Montreal. The Odyssey is on stage from May 9 to 18.

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