The Odyssey: a classic tale on stage

Aug 11 2019 2:00 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street W.

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents The Odyssey, Homer’s classic and brilliant tale adapted by renowned playwright Mary Zimmerman.  Directed by Marc Robinson, the show plays Friday, August 2 at 7:30pm  (with an Opening Night Reception before the show), Saturday, August 3 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, August 4 at 2:00pm (with a Post-show Discussion featuring artist Kari O. Halker-Saathoff).  The second weekend of performances are Friday and Saturday August 9 and 10 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, August 11 at 2:00pm.  The Odyssey plays at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.

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, Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with iconic characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.

Tickets for The Odyssey are $17.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors/students and are available by calling 507-645-8877, online at https://northfieldartsguild.org/theater/2018-19-journey-home-theater-season/the-odyssey/ or at the downtown Guild, 304 Division Street S, Northfield.

August 2-11 at the Guild Theater