Middle School Play: "The Odyssey"—May 3-5

Please join HCHS Classics 2012 for a presentation of Mary Zimmerman's quirky, modern twist on Homer's classic myth.  This ensemble piece has actors playing multiple roles and dancing to current songs on a set filled with visually rich images and projections. Thursday and Friday, May 3 & 4, at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 6 pm. Tickets available at the door only: Adults $15, Students $10, Hunter Students $5. Read on for more details about the play.  

This adaptation of Homer's classic myth begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey. A classical muse appears, and the young woman becomes the goddess Athena--a tireless advocate for Odysseus in his struggle to get home. With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.