Karagioizis the Indefatigable will perform the Odyssey at the NW Puppet Center Seattle Sunday this March!


Karagiozis courting with his home in the backrground. Photo from the GREEK SHADOW THEATER GROUP ATHANASIOU click to see site.

Karagiozis -Who???- The indomitable Karagiozis will perform the Odyssey at the NW Puppet Center in Seattle.   Karagiozis is not quite as good looking as Superman, nor can he fly, he is not rich like Batman/Bruce Wayne.  And he has no superpowers.  But he does have an indomitable Greek Will and Cunning and a very loooonnng– arm.   He is the hero of the Shadow puppet theatre.  With his hunchback, extra long—arm and his conniving brain he sometimes thwarts the powers that try to keep a man down (usually the Turks), but alas often winds up beaten for his antics.

The NW Puppet Center is featuring Karagiozis in the Odyssey.

THE ODYSSEY
by Carter Family Puppets
March 3-18, 2012

After the siege of Troy, Odysseus makes an epic voyage to get back home.  On Mt. Olympus, the Gods exert their powers to influence destiny.  Our hero bravely faces every obstacle, including encounters with the great Cyclops and Circe the sorceress. Adding chaos, comedy and comradery to the adventure is Odysseus’ sidekick Karaghiozis, the traditional clown of Greek shadow theater.  A wonderful way to introduce children to the rich mythology and culture of ancient Greece.    Showtimes Sat and Sun 1 and 3pm.  Phone 1 800 838 3006

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An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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