(Chicago, Illinois, United States) – Theater-Hikes, a theater group in the Chicago, Illinois area, announces their recent play titled, “The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less.” This is the latest theatrical performance that are scheduled to take place at the Morton Arboretum on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of August. In this play, the group will introduce the audience to all the Greek mythology that they can in under two hours. In fact, their goal was to cover every topic possible.
Theater-Hikes is a group whose goal it is to expose people to theater in a different way. According to their website their goal is to establish and maintain, “theatrical performances combined with hiking, offering an event that travels to various locations.” They also go on to say that, “Theatre-Hikes hopes to nurture in the public, a respect for the preservation of hiking trails and the local, city, county, state and national parks where these trails can be found.”
The play, which was written by Jay Hopkins and John Hunter, brings the audience through Greek mythology in a playful, light-hearted way – all while the performers and audience members hike together. Since there is plenty of audience interaction, this also engages the crowd further. The artistic director of Theater-Hikes said about the play that, “It’s quick, witty, punny, and has a lot of audience interaction. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to play someone’s mother, father, brother — or all of the above for a moment.”
Admission to the play ranges from $5 to $20, depending on if you are a child, adult, or a member of the Arboretum. The group will perform eight times at the Morton Arboretum on Saturdays and Sundays in the month of August. Those looking for a less strenuous hike may want to consider the August 7 date, which will be performed on a stroller-friendly trail. Participants are asked to bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent and whatever they need to make their hike through the woods during the performance pleasant.