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tempOdyssey

3 Male, 2 Female

Dan Dietz Price: $9.99

“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

“Mr. Dietz’s postmodern fairy tale - Homer meets the Brothers Grimm and Stephen Hawking - is laugh-out-loud funny yet strangely moving ... Get in on the fun, but be sure to buckle your seat belt. This is one wild ride” ~ NY Times

“Dan Dietz has written an amazing play. Following a temporary office worker named Genny through her first and only day in a new office, Dietz jumps back and forth in time and from one coast (Atlanta) to another (Seattle—the anti-Atlanta), touching on themes of work, family, the virtual reality of the Internet, and our relationships to death, time, and the market economy ... His characters often speak in alliterative, frighteningly beautiful, poetic dialogue and then, suddenly, switch to monosyllabic one-liners that sting with comic perception” ~ Austin Chronicle

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