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The Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival: The Odyssey

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The Odyssey
By Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from the Robert Fitzgerald translation
Minnesota State University, Mankato

The epic story of The Odyssey focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus and his 10-year journey home following the Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors competing for Penelope's hand in marriage. Playwright Mary Zimmerman (basing her work on the vibrant translation by Robert Fitzgerald) elevates the goddess Athena as the benevolent narrator of this sweeping and often violent adventure that ultimately becomes a very human quest for a final and loving peace.
 
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