April 27-29 & May 4-6, 2017 | Askanase Auditorium | 7:30 PM
Student Matinee May 3
at 10 AM
This dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey. A classical muse appears, and the young woman becomes the goddess Athena—a tireless advocate for Odysseus in his struggle to get home. With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, acclaimed playwright Mary Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.
The Tri-College theatre departments are all presenting Zimmerman works this spring in celebration of the playwright.