Odysseus’ voyage has lasted nearly two decades; his men long for Ithaca.
After a year on the witch-goddess Circe’s island the crew sets sail and crosses to the edge of the ocean, anchoring in a harbor where Odysseus visits the spirits of the dead, including his mother who has died grieving over his long absence. Perilous sea adventures follow: Odysseus resists the temptations of the dangerously seductive singing of the Sirens and navigates between the sea monster Scylla and the whirlpools of Charybdis. Finally, while resting on the island of Helios, Odysseus' men disobey his orders to forego The Sun God’s cattle. When they set sail, Zeus obliges Helios’ demand for revenge with a terrible storm that leaves all but Odysseus dead.
The journey continues.
Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm @ Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Two Performances, Saturday, December 21 at 12:30 pm and 3:30pm @ The Met Cloisters, New York
Sunday, December 22 at 5:00pm @ The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Friday, February 21 at 8pm @ Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia
Saturday, February 22 at 8pm @ Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia
Sunday, March 22 at 7pm @ Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm @ Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York
Saturday, June 13 at 7pm @ The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sunday, June 21 at 5pm @ Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia
Thursday, July 2 at 7pm @ The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia