St. Charles Drama Department to Present “The Odyssey” 22nd through 25th

The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its winter production, The Odyssey adapted by Mary Zimmerman. The Odyssey will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 22, 23, & 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre. Adult tickets are $10, and student tickets are $5. Reservations may be placed by calling the St. Charles main office at 614.252.6714 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Cast members include [Photo, Left] (Top, from left ) Reed Williams, Lance Glenn, Isaac Krakowka, Will Morrison, Joseph Roe, Campbell Smith, Nathan Kuhr and Jarrod Hay; (Foreground, standing, from left) Anna Turek (Bishop Ready), Mariel Trinidad (Olentangy Liberty) and Julia Kelley (Hilliard Bradley); (Seated, from left) Claire Ferguson (Bishop Ready) Matthew Turek and Caroline Golonka (Bishop Watterson).

 

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. St. Charles presented the Central Ohio premiere of The Odyssey in 2007.