FIVE STARS AT EDINBURGH FRINGE 2021
It’s not all in your head.
Fantasy and reality merge in this autobiographical one-woman adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.
Dynamic, dramatic, and darkly comedic, Ithaca explores the journey of Nobody, a feminine aspect of Odysseus, who was born in the Cyclops’ cave.
Nobody’s journey is about finding home, but also creating space and a voice for herself within a world and body, which seem to forcefully reject her.
Ithaca © 2021 Phoebe Angeni
'Angeni makes her heroic journey in style, and with a humour and poetry - both verbal and visual - as moving and courageous as it is impressive.'
**** Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
'Intimate yet epic, Angeni's riveting performance plumbs societal demons and scales personal triumphs, seamlessly blending reality and fantasy, ancient and contemporary.'
***** - Fringebiscuit
'It's not just a technical achievement... it's a bit of a tour de force... Angeni takes trauma and transforms it.'
- Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
'A deeply experimental piece... small screen drama on a large scale... one of the strongest digital fringe shows this year.'
***** Louise Penn, LouReviews
'Eccentric - Irreverent - Ingenious
a play full of hope, nuance, and technical skill.'
**** - EdFringeReview
'Interesting social commentary permeates an otherwise mystical narrative... the sound effects and music are quite brilliant... a highly experimental piece of theatre.'
**** - Chris Omaweng, London Theatre 1
'In the very strong hold of the gods she was played about as a rag doll... forthcoming as a goddess herself... astounding depth of insight and pure talent'
- Daniel Donnelly, Mumble Theatre
Written, Produced, Directed, Performed, Filmed, Edited
by Phoebe Angeni
Music (Adapted by Phoebe Angeni)
Alexander Nakarada, Serpent Sound Studios
Ithaca premiered at Edinburgh Fringe 2021 as a stage-for-screen production, merging traditional black box theatre with experimental film. The show features physical theatre, devised movement, poetry, and special effects.
Special Thanks to Deena Soulon for Lighting Assistance and to Sang Huynh for Tech Support
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