Friday, June 22, 2012
From dusk till dawn, 200 individuals—including children, veterans, poets and teachers—will read aloud pre-assigned passages from Homer’s great epic, The Odyssey. The poem follows the famous hero, Odysseus, through his 10-year struggle to reach home following the end of the Trojan War. The all-night, nonstop reading, presented by Fairytale Town and the Readers of Homer, will take place on the Mother Goose Stage. There will be music and other effects to complement and add to the magic of the reading.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, tents, snacks and beverages to enjoy in the park. Gates open at 6:30PM and the reading will begin promptly at 7:30PM.
Day-of tickets are $25 for adults and will be available for purchase at the front gate, on the night of the event, starting at 6:30PM.
Readings through 1Am are currently booked. If you would like to sign up for a reading from 1AM-7Am, passages will be assigned at the time of entrance.
The reading is free for veterans, active military and students with valid ID and children ages 12 and under. Proper ID’s must be shown at the time of entrance in order to receive free admission.
For additional information on the event, please call 916.808.7060.