Written and directed by Christopher Parks
Created by: Christopher Parks, James Murtha and Lorna Howley
The greatest epic of western literature, Odysseus’s voyage is the subject of an innovative participatory style of children’s theater being developed by McCarter’s Education Department. The only scenery is the imagination of the audience, as they, together with an ensemble of professional actors, create every facet of the theatrical experience. Students not only interact with characters in this tale from ancient Greece, but they also play characters such as Penelope, Hermes, Poseidon, the sailors of Odysseus and many others, as they go on a journey unlike any they have ever experienced before.
If you’re in the room, you’re in the show!
Grades: 3-8 and Family Audiences
Audience size: up to 150 per performance
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2012
Time: 11am and 2pm
All Tickets $12
Please call (609) 258-ARTS (2787) for tickets
The family matinee of “Odyssey Experience” is part of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’sStages Festival,” (www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org). The Stages Festival is sponsored by: Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and Springpoint Senior Living Foundation.
Additional support has been provided by: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Hidden Ponds Foundation, The HMS Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, Prudential Foundation and The Victoria Foundation.