‘The Odyssey’ production mirrors modern day challenges in PCC production
Photos and Story by Celina Baguiao
The Theatre Arts Program will perform a live adaptation of the classic adventure story “The Odyssey,” showing Nov. 18-21.
PCC remains in a partial reopening and for the safety of the community, so the show will be performed via Zoom. Due to the numerous stories in the ancient Greek poem, there will be a second part to be performed in the winter term. “The Odyssey” addresses the timely question of what it means to return home. Mirroring the challenges people are wrestling with today, “The Odyssey” travels from the footsteps of an ancient journey to reflect new normals.
“We’re shifting focus away from the central character in order to cultivate multiple narrative voices,” said PCC Theatre Arts faculty and production director and adaptor Patrick Tangredi. “In ‘The Odyssey’ there are stories within stories. In order to keep our theatre training intact during the COVID era, we’ve asked the students to explore different mediums of theatre, including shadow puppets, audio drama, sleeve puppets, and live-action. The idea is to introduce our audience to different forms of theatre.”
In lieu of selling tickets to this production, consider making a donation to the PCC Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund when registering for a Zoom link to view the production. Any donation amount is appreciated, and funds help PCC Theatre Arts students pursue their academic goals.
This production contains some adult language and insinuates adult relationships.
- Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, 7 p.m. – house opens at 6:30 p.m.
Friday early showings
- Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, 9 a.m. – house opens at 8:45 a.m.
- Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, 1 p.m. – house opens at 12:45 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, 7 p.m. (audio description) – house opens at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, 7 p.m. (ASL interpretation) – house opens at 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, 2 p.m. – house opens at 1:30 p.m.
For more information about the shows, please visit pcc.edu/programs/theatre.