PCT: The Odyssey
General Event Information
Thursday, Oct. 17, Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.; TECO Theater
Directed by Ami Sallee, this dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth is performed by Patel Conservatory Theater students. It 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, Mary Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens and others.