Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – An antihero washes up at Schenley ice rink in Quantum’s ‘An Odyssey’

By August 24, 2021 Uncategorized

When Homer was writing “The Odyssey,” he probably wasn’t picturing an ice rink.

Thanks to the inventive Quantum Theatre, the Schenley Park ice rink will be transformed into an ancient Greek isle where quick-thinking protagonist Odysseus has washed ashore in “An Odyssey.” Directed by Jed Allen Harris, the world-premiere adaptation opens Friday and runs through Sept. 15. Tickets start at $38 at Quantumtheatre.com.

An Odyssey,” written by Jay Ball, picks up during the Homeric epic’s middle section in which Odysseus is taken in by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous, who listens to the Greek warrior recount his perilous journey home from Troy.

Sam Turich plays the eponymous role, which is far from the shining hero many readers remember from school, giving Odysseus a modern vibe.

Tyler Dague, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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