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Aquila Theatre Presents: The Odyssey (SCHOOL SHOW)

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Aquila Theatre Presents: The Odyssey (SCHOOL SHOW)

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February 12, 2020 9:00 AM
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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For reservations and group rates, contact School Show Coordinator Ronni Bourgeois at 225-389-7266 or SchoolShows@manshiptheatre.org.
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Aquila Theatre Presents: The Odyssey

This production of The Odyssey will include simulated gunshots (audio) and replica/dummy firearms.

*One complimentary Teacher ticket is offered for every 25 student tickets purchased.*


For more information on Manship Theatre's educational programming, visit our education page. For reservations, please submit this form to School Show Coordinator Ronni Bourgeois by faxing to 225-389-7177 or emailing to SchoolShows@manshiptheatre.org. For any additional questions or concerns, call 225-389-7260.

Homer’s The Odyssey is the epic tale of one man’s decade long struggle to return home. One of the most famous tales in world literature, The Odyssey remains an influential and moving portrait of Odysseus’ monumental journey- one fraught with obstacles, dangers, and temptations. A testament to perseverance and the human spirit, The Odyssey was originally performed by highly skilled bards across the ancient Mediterranean world. Aquila Theatre now presents a thrilling new dramatic adaptation of this timeless poem in 2019/2020.

Odysseus is the great strategic mind of the Greek army at Troy. He is at first reluctant to leave his wife Penelope and newborn son to go to battle, but his masterful tricks of deception helps defeat the Trojans and end the ten year-long war. His homecoming is just as long and treacherous as the war itself. As Odysseus sails across the seas, forced to confront a fantastical array of mythical creatures, sorcerers, monsters and divine forces, he must use all his strength, skill, and intellect to survive. When he finally returns home to Ithaca, he comes disguised as a beggar. His own halls are plagued with gluttonous suitors determined to force Penelope to choose a new husband and king.

Aquila Theatre’s acclaimed adaptation of Homer’s Iliad: Book One was hailed by The New York Times as “thrillingly embodied” In The Odyssey, Aquila applies its signature style of innovative story-telling and ensemble movement, bringing another of Homer’s classic poems to life.

Part of the John Turner and Jerry Fischer series
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.