City Paper – Quantum Theatre takes guests on outdoor journey with OK Odysseus

By April 28, 2021 Uncategorized

The ancient Greek poem Odyssey has been revisited and reimagined for about as long as books, theater, and films have existed. Now for its 30th season, Quantum Theatre presents an original, interactive spin on Homer’s mythical epic tale with OK Odysseus.

Done in participation with Citiparks, the free installation — which is available throughout the entire month of October — is described in a press release as an “interactive audio odyssey spanning two miles of trails in Schenley Park.” Much like with the titular hero and king, OK Odysseus takes guests on a journey of discovery, where instead of gods and monsters, they find pre-recorded readings of Odyssey put in a historical context by playwright Jay Ball.

Ball wrote Quantum’s contemporary Homer adaptation, An Odyssey, which was postponed due to the pandemic. It’s now set to debut at the Schenley Park Ice Rink in summer 2021.

-Amanda Waltz, City Paper

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