The Odyssey at Askanase Auditorium
May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $8 - $15
April 27-29 & May 3-6 2017 | Askanase Auditorium | 7:30 PM
This dramatic adaptation of Homer’s 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, acclaimed playwright Mary 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.
The Tri-College theatre departments are all presenting Zimmerman works this spring in celebration of the playwright.
Tickets are available at www.ndsu.edu/performingarts or by calling the NDSU Box Office at 701-231-7969. Contact the box office for reduced ticket rates available with the Season Flexpass, providing four tickets for use in any combination to the shows.