Odyssey is a music theater event commissioned by The Old Globe in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Director Lear deBessonet and writer Todd Almond’s (Girlfriend, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, On the Levee) have re-imagined Homer’s epic poem as seen through the lens of contemporary San Diego. Odyssey chronicles the trials and adventures that the ancient Greek hero Odysseus faces on his long journey home from the war at Troy. Odysseus finally returns home disguised as a beggar and must win back his wife, Penelope, and take revenge on the suitors who have been circling her in his absence.
Odyssey will be performed by both professional artists and over 200 members of the San Diego community as part of the Globe’s Southeastern San Diego Residency Project in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
Box Office: Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted. (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623]
The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.