Stanford Summer Theater is delighted to offer the Stanford community an opportunity to see a revised version of Wanderings of Odysseus, which plays in Athens, Greece in September, sponsored by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the European Union, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Stanford’s Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education. Visit the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation website, which has extensive coverage of the production.
Translated by Oliver Taplin and directed by Rush Rehm, Wanderings of Odysseus brings to life the first half of Homer’s great Greek epic, The Odyssey. Homer creates an extraordinary world filled with memorable characters, archetypal conflict, flights of the imagination, and gritty detail that never loses sight of the dream of home and the fact human mortality.
The centerpiece of SST’s 2010 Festival “Around the Fire: Homer in Performance,” our 2012 version of Wanderings of Odysseus features original cast members Courtney Walsh, Paul Baird, Ariel Mazel-Gee, and Taylor Brady, joined by new company members Peter Ruocco, Jeffrey Bihr, Angela Farr Schiller, and Jessica Waldman, with choreography by Katharine Hawthorne.
Photos from the 2012 Stanford Summer Theater staging of Wanderings.