or How the Odyssey Was Really Written

Theatre at St. Jean's

Previews Began: April 2, 2022

Opening Night: April 7, 2022

Closing Night: April 24, 2022

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Music: Stephen Weiner

Lyrics: Peter Kellogg

Book: Peter Kellogg

Penelope is married to Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. She is currently waiting for him to return from the Trojan War. She’s been waiting a long time: 20 years; 10 years since the war ended. A bevy of suitors have gathered, each wanting to marry her and take over the kingdom. To stall them, Penelope writes letters to herself and pretends they’re from Odysseus saying he’s on his way. Little does she know that her letters gathered together are creating the story of The Odyssey. (Since no one knows who really wrote The Odyssey, this theory is as good as any other.) Meanwhile the suitors, having little else to do but eat and drink, form an a cappella group — the acoustics in the Great Hall are terrific.

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Philippe Arroyo                                                    Telemachus
Leah Hocking                                                             Eurycleia
Cooper Howell                                                           Antinous
Ben Jacoby                                                                 Odysseus
David LaMarr                                                                Mileter
Jacob Alexander Simon                                           Bassanio
Britney Nicole Simpson                                          Penelope
George Slotin                                                                   Haius
Sean Thompson                                                              Barius
Maria Wirries                                                               Daphne

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