The ugly duckling teenage daughter of a fashion icon finds herself ostracized in a beauty-obsessed world. Desperate for love, Barbara makes a heart-wrenching bargain with water-dwelling spirits. But the deal comes at a dreadful cost and Barbara must find the strength to forge a new destiny. A haunting tale from folklore, fiction, and poetry writer C.S. MacCath. It was inspired by a Bavarian folktale collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth.
- Writer: C.S. MacCath
- Director and Co-Dramaturge: Laurie Steven
- Co-dramaturge: Janet Irwin
- Music Supervisor and Editor: Craig McConnell
- Supervising Sound Designer: Damian Kearns
- Chandel Gambles (Imelda Blackthorne, Mermaid, Old Woman, Celebrity Watch Host,
- Esmée Peregrine)
- Mark Huisman (Gilen Peregrine)
- Neta J. Rose (Beyla Bee, Constable Brandywine)
- Nicole Wilson (Barbara Blackthorn)
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What do witches, ogres and shape-shifters have in common with dive bars, fashion shows and neighborhood parks? They are all on The Other Path! Classic folk tales meet modern life in this fantasy audio drama series filled with magic, mystery, and danger.
The Other Path was created and directed by Laurie Steven, Artistic Director of Odyssey Theatre, a professional non-profit theatre in Ottawa, Canada. Our imaginative award-winning productions range from satires to epic dramas, to enchanted myths re-envisioned for adult audiences.
What is The Other Path?
What do witches, ogres and shape-shifters have in common with dive bars, fashion shows and neighbourhood parks? They are all on The Other Path! Classic folk tales meet modern life in this fantasy audio drama series filled with magic, mystery, and danger created by Odyssey Theatre.
Follow people so desperate to fulfill their dreams, they choose a path that leads them to wrangle with magical forces and creatures straight out of folklore. They lure you with promises of good fortune, but be warned, they’ll lead you into danger. Whatever fate has in store, the other path reveals the unexpected.
Our five dramas by award-winning Canadian writers are inspired by fantastical tales from the past but set in today’s modern world. From haunting dramas to macabre comedies, these original tales come alive with the voices of professional actors and artfully crafted music and sound.