Orphie and the Book of Heroes

Performance Dates

A World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission Loosely inspired by Greek mythology, this humorous and touching musical theater adventure focuses on Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, who is obsessed with the stories that Homer tells her about Greek heroes. But in searching for a story about a female hero, Orphie sets out on a journey to save Homer from Hades, a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld. And in the end, Orphie realizes that the story she is searching for is actually her own.  For ages 9 and up.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
70 minutes


Euripides, Heracles, Agilope, Tantalus, Hydra
Sophocles, Hermes, Pisinoe, Cerberus #1
Persephone, Cerberus #3
Aeschylus, Telly, Sisyphus, Pegasus, Cerberus #2
Dandelion, Hades, Atlas

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Puppetry by Ingrid Crepeau