THE ODYSSEY by Homer, adapted by Christine Foster

£5.00

A taut and streamlined stage version of Homer’s classic tale of homecoming rendered into compelling and accessible language and action.

Having angered Poseidon by helping to defeat Troy, Odysseus faces ten years of the god’s wrath, including tempests, whirlpools, enchanted islands, the Cyclops, Sirens, and wiles of Circe and Calypso as he struggles to return home to Ithaca and his wife and son.

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CHARACTERS

THE HUMANS

ODYSSEUS, King of Ithaca

TELEMACHUS, his son

PENELOPE, his wife

EURYCLEA, Odysseusʼ old nurse

EUMAEUS, A faithful swineherd

ANTINOUS, LEODES and POLYBUS, suitors to Penelope

ANTINOUS JR., LEODES JR. and POLYBUS JR. their MURDEROUS SONS

ELPENOR, POLITES, EURYLOCHUS, PERIMEDES : Odysseusʼs crewmembers

THE IMMORTALS

ZEUS

ATHENA

POSEIDON

HELIOS

POLYPHEMES, a Cyclops

AEOLUS, Keeper of the Winds and his twin daughters TIKKI and TAKKI TERESIUS, the blind prophet

CIRCE

KALYPSO

Nymphs and Sirens

All actors except Odysseus perform multiple roles. May be performed with a minimum of M6 and F3 but with roles of up to 40.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Odyssey was first produced by Cliffhanger Productions at The Greek Theatre in The Guild Inn Gardens, Toronto and directed by Alice Walter.

www.thecliffhangercompany.com

 

REVIEWS

“Captivating, audacious, thrilling!”  The Scarborough Mirror, Toronto

“Lively, powerful and inspired”       The Toronto Globe and Mail

 

RUNNING TIME

Approx 75 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

 

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