August 13 – September 5, 2021

Adapted by Jay Ball
Directed by Jed Allen Harris

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.

 

Location

Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink, 10341 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, near the tennis courts in Schenley Park.

Accessibility

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 quantum@quantumtheatre.com.

 

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 quantum@quantumtheatre.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.

FAQs

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 quantum@quantumtheatre.com.

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.

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening NightMost Popular

$ 55

Post-show champagne reception with cast and crewFriday, August 13

Sunday Q&A

$ 38

With the cast & directorSunday, August 15

Social Q

$ 44

6:30 PM pre-show event at TBD venueWednesday, August 18

Quantum Quaff

$ 58

On-site pre-show wine tasting at 6:30 PMThursday, August 19

Quantum on the Couch

$ 50

Post-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

Location & Directions

Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink, 10341 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, near tennis courts in Schenley Park.

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