Aquila Theatre Presents: Homer’s The Odyssey

MSU Riley Center
Monday, February 10, 2020
School Show Time: 10:30 a.m. only

Grades: 6-12

One of America’s greatest theater companies presents one of literature’s greatest adventures: Homer’s The Odyssey, the epic tale of one man’s decade-long struggle to return home. Odysseus reluctantly leaves his wife, Penelope, to battle Troy with the Greek army. Journeying back after victory, he must use all his strength, skill, and intellect to battle monsters, sorcerers, and divine forces. He returns to find numerous suitors trying to force Penelope to choose a new husband. Aquila Theatre specializes in bringing classic works to exciting life. It will present a one-hour “guided tour” of The Odyssey, in full costume, using the full set and props.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Theater, English/Language Arts, History, Social Studies

 For the Teacher’s Guide:

https://baylinartists.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AQ_Homers-THE-ODYSSEY-Study-Guide-Aquila-Theatre-2019.pdf

 To request a reservation:

https://www.msurileycenter.com/shows/homers-the-odyssey/?school

 For more information, contact Tiffany McGehee, Outreach Director, at 601-696-2202, or mailto:tmcgehee@riley.msstate.edu