HERCULES IN HELL
Killed by a love charm, Hercules is dead, but instead of awakening on Mt. Olympus as he was promised, he’s trapped in the Underworld with Hades and his reluctant queen, Persephone. She longs for news of the living and Hades demands that Hercules tell his life story in order to be freed. Forced to reflect on his murderous rages when young, the hero tells his own tale. Haunted by guilt after killing his wife and children, he’s given a path to redemption––a set of impossible labors. The Bull of Zeus. The Sacred Stag of Artemis. The Hydra. The Augean Stables. Twelve in all. But the tale doesn’t end there.
Odds Bodkin performs this award-winning story using vivid character voices, vocal effects and a full score on 12-string guitar. He opens with an introduction to Hercules’ place in Greek mythology on Celtic harp.Get Details »
Stories at the Stone House/Private Family Performance
Odds Bodkin performs at a private gathering.Get Details »
Family Gathering Performance
Odds Bodkin says thanks to his web designer and mentor, Dave Ventresca, by offering a kids’ performance and adult performance to Dave’s extended family.Get Details »
A Family Stories Extravaganza
Odds Bodkin brings his Celtic harp, 12-string guitars and other instruments to perform A FAMILY STORIES EXTRAVAGANZA at The Livery in Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 11, 2017 at 7 pm.Get Details »
CAMP! Stories for Kid Campers in Vermont
Odds Bodkin joins storytellers Simon Brooks and Angela Klingler for his 4th appearance at CAMP!, a special experience for special kids.Get Details »
The Lighter Side of Odds Bodkin: A Collection of Humorous Tales
Funny, urbane tales from Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Africa, China and other lands. Some with songs. Musical scores on 12-string guitars, Celtic harp and African sanza (thumb piano). Unless you’ve seen Odds Bodkin perform for family audiences, you probably haven’t heard these vivid, hilarious stories, many with an infectious beat and a chance to get crazy. Kids are welcome, too!Get Details »
THE ODYSSEY: Belly of the Beast/University Level
Odds Bodkin returns to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore to perform THE ODYSSEY: Belly of the Beast for Honors and Classics students.Get Details »
CLIMATE SYMPOSIUM 2017 in BOULDER, COLORADO
Odds Bodkin visits Boulder, Colorado to present FALL OF THE TITANS: THE MYTH OF GAIA and other stories with a discussion about the effects of climate change on Saturday evening. Sunday morning he’ll present a DOOR TO IMAGINATION STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR CLIMATE ACTIVISTS AND SCIENTISTS to assist in the quest to explain the science of climate change to the public.Get Details »
TALES OF THE LAND for the Belknap County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
Odds Bodkin performs TALES OF THE LAND for farmers and land use professionals at the annual meeting of the Belknap Country Farm Bureau in Gilford, New Hampshire.Get Details »
GOLDEN RULE Empathy Performances for Grades K-3 & 4-6
Odds Bodkin visit Conant Elementary School in Acton, MA to offer two GOLDEN RULE: CHOOSE KINDNESS Empathy Awareness Performances for grades K-3 and 4-6. Two different sets of stories are followed up with intriguing ethical questions Odds poses to students.Get Details »
SOUNDS OF THE MOUNTAINS Storytelling and Music Festival
Odds travels to Fincastle, VA to join storytellers and musicians performing at Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling and Music Festival on April 27 & 28, 2018.Get Details »
Odds Bodkin offers school assemblies for K-3, 4-6, middle and high school audiences, all with compelling age-appropriate stories. To incorporate Door to Imagination workshops for students and staff, invite him for a 1, 3 or 5 day residency.
The Peabody-Essex Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Sackler Museum at Harvard, the Portland Art Museum and others have enhanced their exhibitions by inviting Mr. Bodkin to tell tales relevant to works on display. As a practicing mythologist, he tells tales from Japan, China, India, Tibet, ancient Greece, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia, Africa, Polynesia, South America, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ireland and England (Arthurian), not to mention Aesop’s Fables, American Tall Tales and ghost stories from New England.
Chautauqua in Boulder, CO, Lincoln Center Institute in New York, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State and others host Odds Bodkin shows for student groups and the public. From The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast to family StoryBlast! concerts where everybody sings together and brings down the house, Odds is a one-man show.
Year after year, Loyola University Maryland hosts The Odyssey or The Iliad: Book I for Classics and Honors students. For seven years in a row, St. Anselm College brought in the entire freshman class for The Iliad: Book I, their first humanities lecture. UC Boulder invites Odds and Naturalist Martin Ogle to team up for StoryEarth, a storytelling and multimedia presentation that explores big questions. University of New Hampshire students invite him to perform his version of Beowulf. Wharton School of Business hires him to tell The Odyssey. All know that Mr. Bodkin can compel university audiences in a way they love. He has also performed at Syracuse, Wofford College, Dartmouth, Colorado College, Boston University, Ohio Dominican University, Emerson College in Great Britain and others.
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Phone: (603) 938-5120 or use the form to the left!