Odyssey Theatre returns for our 34th Season this summer with a vibrant new translation and adaptation of The Bonds of Interest by Nobel Prize laureate Jacinto Benavente. Join us for a magical evening of Theatre Under the Stars along the banks of the Rideau River in Ottawa’s historic Strathcona Park.
The Bonds of Interest is a brilliant comic intrigue about two con artists who swindle an entire town of crooked merchants, powerful elites and grasping pretenders, all of whom will stop at nothing to get rich quick. This clever satire takes aim at the corruption and insatiable greed flourishing in a modern money-driven world.
A Theatre Like No Other!
Odyssey Theatre is renowned for signature masked performances that draw inspiration from Italian Commedia dell’Arte and a range of fairground theatrical arts. This approach lets us conjure imaginative worlds and tell powerful stories that engage wide audiences in a celebration of the human spirit. We create original work and bold adaptations of classics from the international repertoire that revel in social satire and journey into the world of myth and folklore. Through collaboration with artists from diverse theatrical and cultural traditions, we forge new directions in our creative work. The theatre is committed to supporting artists in our field and passionate about nurturing young artists.
- An award-winning theatre in our third decade;
- Ottawa, Canada’s premier professional summer theatre, presenting Theatre Under the Stars along the banks of the Rideau River in historic Strathcona Park;
- A nexus for experimenting, creating, producing and training in physical forms of theatre including mask, Commedia dell’Arte, clown, bouffon, puppetry and dance-theatre;
- Recognized with sustained operating support from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa arts agencies;
- Recipients of 25 awards and nominations; and,
- A non-profit, registered charity.