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HOMER | Translated by Emily Wilson

In a colorful and vibrant new production adapted and directed by Gregory Keng Strasser, the world premiere of Emily Wilson's acclaimed translation of THE ODYSSEY was staged as a part of the Brighton Center Performing Arts' inaugural summer-stock programming.

Pitying the isolated general, the goddess Athena formulates a plan to bring Odysseus home. She begins with his son, Telemachus, to help him mature and face the suitors of his mother. But while the boy confronts his adulthood, Odysseus' journey is also perilous. He must face the great seas while evading the watchful gaze of the enraged Poseidon and reckon with the memories of a bitter journey. In a lean, contemporary translation, this world premiere redefines the coming-of-age-tale-regardless-of-age, as Odysseus reckons with being a stranger in a strange world. 


Composed by Homer

Translated by Emily Wilson

Directed, adapted, and additional puppetry 
by Gregory Keng Strasser

Puppetry by Sarah Norton

Set by Jason Sell

Costumes by Camille Charara

Lighting by Abbey Kojima

Properties by Ken Balazovich

Music, Score, and Lyrics by Johnny Posada

Additional Music by Lucas Hardy

Associate Director: Zoha Bharwani

Technical Director: Ken Balazvoich

Stage Manager: Annika Morrison

ASM: Wyatt Feldman

PR by Sari Cicurel

Casting by Maureen Kelleher

Produced by Brighton Center for the Performing Arts
Executive Director: Lindsay Harkins


(In order of appearance:)

Alexandra Reynolds, Harrison Kenum, Rashna Sarwar, Skylar Demings, Johnny Posada, Mason Van Gieson, Lucas Hardy, Noa Gelb, Jonah Schulte, Danielle Peck, Kylie Ann Stone


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