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Orphie and the Book of Heroes

A World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission

In this hilarious and moving new musical adventure that puts a clever twist on Greek mythology, spunky and curious Orphie sets sail to save Homer and his Book of Heroes—a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld.


View the Cuesheet performance guide online or use the resources below to go deeper.

  • Be sure to check out the Kooman and Dimond website to learn more about the Orphie creators and discover some of their other collaborations.
  • Dive deeper into the history and culture of Ancient Greece with BBC.
  • Find more on the Greek poet Homer on biography.com
  • Are you a storyteller? Create and share your own illustrated stories at Mythes and Legends.
  • Take it one step further and create and direct your own digital play on Stage'd.

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