Coming Soon: The Odyssey & Songs from "Night Music" cabaret

August 30, 2019

  Homer’sThe Odyssey - grades 6-12 at 10 am Wed, Thurs Fri Oct 9, 10, 11

                                         families 7:30 pm Fri & Sat Oct. 11 & 12

Long Center Rollins Theater Austin TX 

Tickets start at $10 for daytime performances contact education@austinshakespeare.org (teachers FREE)

(evening tickets will be available at the Long Center Box office soon)

 

Six creative actors bring to life scenes from the hero’s epic adventures!  Austin Shakespeare is creating a new production of Homer’s The Odyssey especially for daytime audiences 6-12 grades and evenings for families at the Long Center’s Rollins Theater at 10 am Wed, Thrus and Fri Oct 9-10, 11 and 7:30 pm Fri. and Sat Oct. 11 and Oct. 12.

 

Artistic Director, Ann Ciccolella promises an imaginative and entertaining 70-minute performance in the intimate Rollins theater, concluding with a Q&A with director and actors.  From fighting with Cyclops to escaping the Sirens’ song, we share Odysseus trials, culminating in his Homecoming. Suitable for students who have studied The Odyssey, as well as those new to it.  

Adapted and directed by Ann Ciccolella

actors: Sam Grimes as Odysseus

Nancy Eyermann as his wife, Penelope

Justin Scalise as Zeus

Regan Goins as the goddess Athena

Ethan Santo  as Odysseus son Telemachus

Taylor Flanagan as the nymph Calypso

ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE:Founded in 1984 and the only professional classical theater company in Central Texas, Austin Shakespeare presents theater of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, staging performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking and eminently accessible -- connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. In the fall and spring, Austin Shakespeare also produces plays with heightened language by writers such as Shaw, Schiller, and Stoppard as a resident company of The Long Center for the Performing Arts Rollins Studio Theatre. Austin Shakespeare’s “Artist’s Way” sessions invite new participants weekly and the company’s education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language now include scenes from Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie. In 2018, Austin Shakespeare was honored with a grant from the prestigious Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. 

COMING SUNDAY OCT. 13 "Songs from A Little Night Music" at Parker Jazz Club.  contact alex@austinshakespeare.org for special packages.  Tickets on sale soon!

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