Having angered Poseidon with his victory over Troy, The Odyssey follows Odysseus, who faces ten years of the god’s rage, including tempests, whirlpools, enchanted islands, the Cyclops, the Sirens, and the seductive wiles of Circe and Calypso as he struggles to return home to Ithaca and his wife and son. Or… is the real bar to his homecoming his own ego, his endless tricks and his overbearing pride?
ODYSSEUS, King of Ithaca
TELEMACHUS, his son
PENELOPE, his wife
EURYCLEA, Odysseusʼ old nurse
EUMAEUS, A faithful swineherd
ANTINOUS, LEODES and POLYBUS, suitors to Penelope
ANTINOUS JR., LEODES JR. and POLYBUS JR. their MURDEROUS SONS
ELPENOR, POLITES, EURYLOCHUS, PERIMEDES : Odysseusʼs crewmembers
POLYPHEMES, a Cyclops
AEOLUS, Keeper of the Winds and his twin daughters TIKKI and TAKKI TERESIUS, the blind prophet
Nymphs and Sirens
Cliffhanger Productions, 2001
The Odyssey is available through Smith Scripts.
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All actors except Odysseus perform multiple roles. Listed cast numbers represent intended doubling. Play can otherwise be performed by a minimum of M6 and F3 with roles of up to 40.