By Jason Gray Platt
Directed by Blake Robison
April 11 – May 6, 2012
This gripping, modern take on The Odyssey uses contemporary language and leanings to paint a chilling portrait of the family the warrior leaves behind.
Penelope and her teenage son Telemachus struggle to maintain control on Ithaca while waiting for Odysseus to return. As Penelope navigates the political waters of countless suitors, Telemachus, in his turbulent youth, chafes against both the bombardment of potential usurpers and his father’s legacy. With pressure for a successor mounting, they battle two outsiders for control over the island, with a shocking ending that can’t be found in Homer’s saga.
Don’t miss this world premiere from a major new voice in American theatre.
“In his startling debut, Jason Gray Platt unleashes his furtive imagination on a classic tale” – Blake Robison
Telemachus: Michael Morrow Hammack
Penelope: Deborah Hazlett
Calliope: Julia Proctor
Chief/Suitors/Bennetos/Coach: Jefferson A. Russell
Director: Blake Robison
Scenic Designer: Misha Kachman
Costume Designer: Bill Clarke
Lighting Designer: Kenton Yeager
Composer/Sound Designer: Matthew M. Nielson
Props Designer: Andrea Moore
Fight Choreographer: Casey Kaleba
Dramaturge: Jessica Burgess
Stage Manager: Maribeth Chaprnka
Recommended for age 17 and above, contains brief nudity and adult situations
Crown of Shadows is sponsored in part through generous support from Jan & Don Boardman
For info about audience events during Crown of Shadows - including the Parents’ Matinee (childcare for ages 3-12, must be potty trained), pre- and post-show discussions, audio-described and sign-interpreted performances – click here