Franklin Theatre Company to Portray Homer’s Climactic, Thrilling Iconic Classic Poem
WHAT: Sponsored by Franklin High School’s Booster Club, Franklin Theatre Company’s dramatic adaptation of The Odyssey — Homer’s myth — begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of The Odyssey. A classical muse appears, and the young woman is transformed into the goddess Athena–a tireless advocate for Odysseus in his struggle to get home. With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, playwright Mary Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus’s ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others. Muses and monsters introduce this epic myth of the brave and courageous Odysseus as he valiantly seeks his homeland and the arms of his wife and child.
WHERE: Franklin High School’s Black Box Theatre; 6400 Whitelock Parkway, Elk Grove, CA 95757
WHEN: Friday, October 28 – 29, 2016 and November 3 – 5, 2016 starting at 7 p.m.
Matinee Showings: Saturday, October 29 and November 5 starting at 2 p.m.
WHO: Thirty-five high school student actors portray over 85 characters in this sometimes comic, sometimes harrowing, but always thrilling adventure.
COST: Tickets are available now at the Franklin High School concession stand or online at http://ftc.ticketleap.com for $10 general admission and $8 for children under 12, seniors over 55, and students with Associate Student Body (ASB) Card.
Contact: Caitlin Knapp
Office Phone: +1 (916) 714-8150 ext. 8675
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 328 square miles and includes 66 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 14 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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