"Sing to me, O muse, of the clever man." So begins the most enduring epic of Western literature and Meat & Potato’s new theatrical adaptation of Homer’s classic story of a soldier trying to get home after ten long years of war. But why has this particular story remained on the tongues of storytellers for 3500 years? What has drawn generations to tell the trials of Odysseus, or retell them as Sinbad the Sailor or O, Brother Where Art Thou? Five actors found out as they brought this amazing tale to life in the Rose Wagner’s Studio Theatre in the spring of 2011.
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"Sing to me, O Muse, of the clever man...

Ant Pen1

Antinous & Penelope wrangle

Calypso1

Calypso asks Odysseus to marry her

Calypso4

Calypso releases Odysseus

Naussica1

Naussica & Odysseus

Alcinous2

Arete & Alcinous ask Odysseus to tell his story

Sirens1

Sailing in the Sirens’ island

Sirens4

The Sirens summon Odysseus

Polyphemus

The Cyclops Polyphemus

Circe2

Circe’s island

Hades1

Arriving in Hades

Hades2

Teiresius in Hades makes Odysseus listen

Ithaca1

Odysseus returns to Ithaca…alone

Eumaeus1

Odysseus, in disguise, chats with this old shepherd

Eumaeus3

Odysseus meets his son

Fistfight2

Odysseus warns the suitors to leave before it's too late

Odysseus1

Penelope & Odysseus in disguise

Contest1

Penelope holds Odysseus' bow, “This is Ithica!”

Contest2

Father and son defend their home

Contest4

Odysseus clenses the hall of death

Pen Ody

Penelope and Odysseus reunite