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ED2012 Theatre Review: Anon(ymous) (Pepperdine University – Malibu)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

Different gods wander over a different continent, but the same motif of the journey pervades this inventive adaptation of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, and brings it to the Fringe. Rather than Odysseus the warrior, we find Anon the refugee, encountering characters that fight to maintain a fixed identity as they find themselves in constant movement. Although certain scenes seem disjointed within the narrative frame, rapid changes in tone between the humorous and the macabre keep the pace fresh. A scene in which Anon floats and plunges beneath the waves of a stormy sea in the company of a flirtatious goddess is a delight to watch, and a towering butcher with an eyepatch makes a convincing Cyclops. Overall, a lively and imaginative piece.

C, 1-11 Aug, 11.05am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Colette M Talbot]

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