About the Artist
Jeff Benoit is a well known theater artist in the field, and CHARIOT OF THE SUN has received wide acclaim from students andteachers alike, in thirteen states, and to DODEA and international schools throughout Europe. He is the AFLCT Performing Artist of the Year 2015.
Chariot of the Sun (Grades 3-8)
Meet the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology! Using a combination of poetry, masks, mime, and skillful audience participation, Chariot of the Sun brings these classic tales to life. Included are the myth of Phaethon and his chariot, Pandora and her mysterious box, and the thrilling tale of Odysseus & Cyclops. It’s a dynamic presentation that offers an accessible and fun introduction to the stories of ancient Greece! Length: 50 Minutes
“Thank you for helping our students learn about Greek Mythology through Chariots of the Sun. It was an amazing performance and our children could not stop talking about it. Our teachers would love to have Chariot of the Sun again!!” Christy Marley, HKMS, Killingworth.
“Thank you so much for the Chariots of the Sun performance you presented yesterday. The students and staff at 6th grade at Kennedy Middle School spent time reading folklore and mythology and the students were able to truly see myths come to life on stage. The students were engaged, entertained, and excited by the three stories presented. I consider this program to be one of the best programs we get to see all year – students were raving about it. The words “great,” “awesome,” and “so much fun” were used by many of the students I talked to. You know when you get 6th graders raving about a program, you’ve done something special. It truly capped the end of our folklore unit in the perfect way. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you next year”. Chris Forest-Kennedy Middle School
The Golden Lyre (Grades K-3)
The Torgon stole the lyre and turned the King’s daughter to stone. She can only be changed back by hearing the music of the lyre, but no one knows where the Torgon’s cave is located. It’s only when a young man named Alek shows up at the palace that things take a dramatic turn. Like CHARIOT OF THE SUN, the show uses a combination of poetry, masks, mime and audience participants,
but is better suited for a younger audience. Length: 45 Minutes
Single Performance: $780
Back to Back Performances: $1285
Program Guide: Chariot of the Sun
For Schools Outside Connecticut: http://www.chariotofthesun.us