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Grand Theft Ovid 2
Jul 13, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Since 2007, EK Theater has been retelling classical stories using video games. In 2010, The New York Times described their performance Grand Theft Ovid as “an impressive feat of engineering, coordination, and storytelling.” Having ventured into Shakespeare, Livy, and even Japanese ghost stories, the company is now tackling five more tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Students will be reenacting these stories live using games like Grand Theft Auto, Pokemon, and Mortal Kombat.
“An impressive feat of engineering, coordination, and storytelling”—New York Times
“An act of 21st century puppetry [that] might be theater’s future.”—Hemispheres Magazine
“The basic concept is simple: breathing life into classic literature via video games. Yet the execution is anything but.”—Kotaku.com
“…a terrifically inventive collection of four short pieces called Kwaidan told through today’s most popular video games—turning entertainment for the masses into delicate acts of storytelling.”—Brooklyn Paper
“Legendary, Maybe honestly needs to be seen to be believed.”—MTV Geek!