The Odyssey

Playwright: Homer
Adapted and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from the translation of “The Odyssey” by Robert Fitzgerald


The Trojan War is over, but Odysseus and his men have not returned. Back home, his wife Penelope, plagued by suitors, promises to remarry as soon as she has finished her father-in-law’s shroud—which she unravels every night. Meanwhile, Odysseus is stranded on islands, caught in storms, trapped by a Cyclops and a sorceress, and impeded by other monsters and gods. Will he ever make it home to his wife and fatherless son?

This adaptation by Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphosis, Guys and Dolls, The White Snake) weaves her own spell on Homer’s classic tale of adventure, trials and steadfast love.

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pdfThe Odyssey Program

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