Baylor Theatre Presents Homer's "The Odyssey"

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April 15, 2011

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Baylor University's department of theatre arts will close its 2010 to 2011 season with Homer's "The Odyssey" Tuesday, April 19, to Wednesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 27, to Sunday, May 1, in Mabee Theatre on the Baylor campus.

Set immediately following the Trojan War, the story tracks the hero Odysseus' (Jeff Wittekiend) ten-year journey to return home to his wife, Penelope (Sarah Winter) and son, Telemachus (Jonathan Moore).

Adapted from Robert Fitzgerald's translation of "The Odyssey" and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman, the thrilling tale is filled with travels across the sea, battles, exotic locations, monsters, gods and human foibles.

The play will be directed by Dr. David Jortner, professor of theatre history, theory and dramatic literature at Baylor.

The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online at or in person at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave.

The show times for the play are as follows; 7:30 p.m. April 19-20, 7:30 p.m. April 27-30 and 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1. Post-show discussions will be held April 19 and 29.

Mabee Theatre is located inside the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

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by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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