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The Adventure of 'The Odyssey' Comes to Camden County College Stage

 

Children and adults alike will enjoy the adventure when Stages at Camden County College presents an action-filled adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” in Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre on Feb. 25 and 26.

 

“The Odyssey” chronicles Odysseus’ 10-year journey home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, the obstacles he encounters along the way and the challenges that face wife Penelope and son Telemachus in his absence. The play was adapted from Homer’s epic poem of the same name by Greg Falls, founder of A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Wash.

 

Shows have been scheduled for 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 26. The Flyer Theatre is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

Starring as “Odysseus” is Angel Valerio of Pennsauken. The remainder of the ensemble cast consists of Bernadette Rocks of Washington Township (“Penelope,” “Circe” and “Siren”); Matt Weil of Lindenwold (“Telemachus,” “Poseidon” and “Dead Soul Voice”); Paul Brodo of Deptford (“Eurymachus,” “Cyclops” and “Apollo”); Dan Patrick of Laurel Springs (“Old Man” and “King Aeolus”); Scott Reynolds of Blackwood (“Ktessipos,” “Peremides” and “Hermes”); Ryan Ruggles of Somerdale (“Antinous,” “Eurylochus” and “Teriesias”); Caitlin Howarth of Pine Hill (“Pallas Athena” and “Anticlea”); and Justin Bell of Blackwood (“Leodes,” “Polites” and “Hylax”).

 

The director is Ian Taylor of Erial. The stage manager is Sarah Mawson of Voorhees.

Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $14 for adults and $12 for children, senior citizens and CCC students and employees. A special rate of $8 per person is available for members of groups totaling 20 or more. Cash and personal checks will be accepted for payment.

 

To reserve tickets or for additional information, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4737, or e-mail stages@camdencc.edu.


Published: February 24, 2011