A mythological audio drama by Peter Armetta
Â â€You Horrid Children!â€Â (3:12) The homeless, nameless children tell the Old Fisher Woman that theyâ€™re persecuting her so the stricken fishing village wonâ€™t turn on them.
“Streaming Upward” Â (2:50) The Old Fisher Woman completes her undersea appointment with her ancestors and finds herself streaming upward, in a sparkling, reborn sea.
In “The Old Woman and the Sea” an old fisher woman, who is an outcast in a village where the fish have stopped running, undertakes a mythic journey which renews her own soul and the life of her village. In the care of a magical animal guide, she journeys to the bottom of the sea to make a choice between life and death.
With no prior knowledge, this original tale parallels both a traditional Greek folk tale,Â The Fishermanâ€™s Widow,Â and a modern dream (see Dream Gallery –Cormorant at the Bottom of the Sea). We truly enter the universal through myth and dream!
The complete audio drama is available for free download…here.
The Old Fisher Woman -Â Kristina Jones
The Boy, The Rainbow Fish, Villager OneÂ â€“ Josh Rengert
The Girl, The Woman at the Bottom of the Sea, Villager TwoÂ â€“ Alyson Ayn Osborn
The Husband, The Doctor from Beyond the Inland Mountains, Villager ThreeÂ â€“ Bill Wilson
NarratorÂ â€“ Peter Armetta
Joe Sorce and Ben Gardiner
Recorded by Joe Sorce at Bolton Music Studio in West Linn, Oregon
Written, narrated and produced by Peter Armetta
Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council