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The Odyssey • A Play

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Plays

by Homer Adapted by Rodger D. Sorensen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Children’s Theatres/Youth Theatres) Most people figure he’s dead. But — NO! Odysseus has merely been held captive by the Nymph  Kalypso for seven years; the Sea God Poseidon is furious with him for killing his son, Polyphemos; Zeus is mad because he helped win the Trojan War; his ship is driven to the island of Circe, which drives the crew mad as she turns them into pigs; and then the crew also ate the sacred cattle of Helios, the Sun God. No one important is seeking vengeance. It makes you wonder if any of them will arrive, safely or otherwise, back in Ithaka; where his wife is waiting for Odysseus, along with dozens of suitors...

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