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Brady students to present spoof on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’

Thoughts of Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey,” may bring to the surface horrific memories of literature class and the struggles to understand ancient Greek dialect.

With their all-school play “The Idi-Odyssey” by Burton Bumgardner, Brady High School students are putting a new twist on the story of Greek hero Odysseus and his long journey home.

“The Idi-Odyssey” is a spoof on Homer’s poem and each of the mini-stories within it.

Four literature students with assorted personalities are struggling to understand the story line.

They experience the strangest tutor session when the characters of “The Odyssey” come alive in the wackiest ways.

“I think even people who have never read Homer will still get this play,” said director Tonja Shaw.

And those who are familiar with Homer’s writing will surely relate to the elements of this timeless classic.

The poet Homer is compared to Homer Simpson, Hermes is an air-head UPS delivery person and the Lotus Eaters are portrayed as Lettuce Eaters.

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