Adapted by Jay Ball
An adaptation of Homer’s classic, Quantum’s An Odyssey explores what keeps us coming back to these ancient tales of a war and of a journey home, expanded in our minds as they are to encompass a whole lifetime’s choices, youth passing to experience, idealism to reality unmitigated. We ask what defines heroism, emphasize female characters who were mere footnotes to the original, and find ample humor. Quantum’s 11th collaboration with Citiparks, the iconic and newly refurbished Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink provides an end-of-summer site to celebrate our 30th Anniversary Season’s kickoff.
Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink, 10341 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, near the tennis courts in Schenley Park.
Assistive listening devices will be available at all performances of An Odyssey thanks to support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District. Marked parking spots are available for patrons with accessibility needs. If you anticipate needing any sort of accommodation, or just have questions, please call 412-362-1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 31 will be an audio-described performance. Please note in your order if you expect to make use of the audio-description service or email email@example.com so we can be sure to have an adequate number of earpieces for all participants. To book tickets for the audio-described performance, click here.
How do I get there and where do I park?
Click here for directions. General parking is available all along Overlook Drive. Accessible parking is located at the end of an access road leading right to the rink. Please call 412.362.1713 for directions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if it rains?
We will monitor the weather in advance of each performance, and if conditions are guaranteed to make a performance impossible or unsafe, we will contact all patrons with rebooking options. However, Quantum has a long history of pushing forward in the face of uncertain forecasts. On such occasions, we encourage patrons to come prepared for the weather and the possibility of a brief delay or hold to accommodate a passing shower.
Do I need to print my tickets?
Nope! When you arrive, Quantum staff will be there to check you in. Just give the name of the person who purchased the tickets. And do us a favor if that’s not you – give us your name and email address at the check-in table so we can make sure you know about future performances.
Will there be a digital recording of An Odyssey?
While we were pleased to have been able to offer a recording of The Current War, licensing and union agreements for An Odyssey only permit live in-person performances.
What if I get hungry?
Pre-show picnicking at Schenley Park is encouraged. Boxed dinners from our NearBuy partners will be available for all shows. Each dollar spent will be matched as meal or gift certificate purchase distributed to neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Packaged concessions will also be sold at each performance.
Opening NightMost Popular
$ 55Post-show champagne reception with cast and crewFriday, August 13
$ 38With the cast & directorSunday, August 15
$ 446:30 PM pre-show event at TBD venueWednesday, August 18
$ 58On-site pre-show wine tasting at 6:30 PMThursday, August 19
Quantum on the Couch
$ 50Post-show analysis with Dr. Manuel ReichSaturday, August 28
Meet the Cast
Penelope, Circe, Tiresias, Young Odysseus – Catherine Gowl*
Polyphemus, Hermes, Alcinous – Sam Lothard
Actea, Gryllus – Shammen (Sharon) McCune*
Alcippe, Anticles, Anticlea – Nancy McNulty*
Nausicaa – Erika Strasburg*
Odysseus – Sam Turich*
Adreaste, Polites – Grace Vensel
*denotes Actors’ Equity Association member