On August 21, 2014, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids will launch its “Second Space Series” with tempOdyssey by Dan Dietz.
“It wasn’t me. It was the black hole.” With these words, a temp worker named Genny launches us on an epic, fantastical journey through corporate America, Appalachia, astrophysics and beyond.
tempOdyssey tells the story of a young woman who’s convinced she’s the goddess of death. Fleeing the imminent creation of a black hole on one side of the country, she lands smack in the middle of a bomb manufacturing company on the other. Her only hope lies in the unlikely guise of a nameless temp who considers himself immortal. Can he help Genny cast off her dark mythology once and for all? Or will she explode, taking all of downtown Seattle with her? Dan Dietz melds the absurdity of contemporary cubicle life with the epic poetics of Greek mythology, and the results are hilarious, horrifying and ultimately uplifting.
Directed by Randy Wyatt Cast: Lindsey Hansen , Owen McIntee, Carrie McNulty, Jonathan Clausen, and Kyle Westmaas
Ticket prices are $15 general admission; seating is limited to 50 seats per night. Tickets for the Second Space Series may be purchased online at http://actorstheatregrandrapids.org/second- space-series or by contacting the Actors’ Theatre box office at (616) 234-3946.
Members of the media wishing to obtain interviews or special access may contact Chris Carnevale, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 234-3968.