ORPHIE & THE BOOK OF HEROES
Spunky and curious Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, sets out to save storyteller Homer and his Book of Heroes --
a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld.
Commissioned by the Kennedy Centre. Premiere: February 2014
READ THE REVIEWS:
“ORPHIE & THE BOOK OF HEROES at the Kennedy Center is an epic success”
- The Washington Post
“Pure Delight… smart, funny, original, and bursting with potential.”
“…as much heart and love as Frozen captured this winter.”
- DC Theatre Scene
"The Kennedy Center-commissioned Orphie and the Book of Heroes, in its World Premiere, creates a new definition of “hero” in a tidal wave of brilliant songs, humorous dialog and a whip-smart little girl who is not so little on the inside.”
- MD Theatre Guide
“Chocked with valuable lessons, this exciting and entertaining new musical is a rare treat not to be missed!”
- DC Metro Theatre Arts
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"What Would a Hero Do?"
When her guardian, Homer, is taken to the Underworld, young Orphie (Shauna Goodgold) wrestles with what to do next,
advised by an apparition of her favorite hero, Heracles (Andrew Kober).
"He's the Man"
Orphie (Shauna Goodgold) finally arrives at Mt. Olympus, set on asking Heracles (Andrew Kober) to rescue Homer for her.
However, she soon discovers that the hero is not exactly what she expected.
Credit: Scott Suchman/The Kennedy Center