With rich Caribbean tones of his island home, Derek Walcott (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) adapts the ancient story of Odysseus, the soldier-king who spends 10 adventurous years making his way home from the Trojan War. Interspersing the story with a commentary by the blind singer Billy Blue adds richness and a musical lilt to the classic tale. While Odysseus’ loving wife Penelope stays chaste in Ithaca, fending off suitors ready to take the throne, Odysseus and his crew face shipwrecks, wrathful gods, sirens, monsters, incarceration, mermaids, a side trip to hell, and absolutely foul weather.
This ancient classic contains Violence and Sexual Situations in depicting the epic misadventures of Odysseus as he spends ten years trying to return home from war. To learn more about the content of this show, please visit our content advisory page.
THE ODYSSEY OF PROFESSOR BLUME
Watch the Alley@Home Production of The Odyssey Of Professor Blume, featuring Resident Company Emeritus Member Charles Krohn.
Dive deeper into The Odyssey with Alley Re-Sourced, an online digital companion guide
POST-SHOW ALLEY CHATS
Join us for post-show Alley Chats with the cast and Alley Theatre Artistic Staff on:
Thursday, April 6
Thursday, April 13
Sunday, April 9, 2:30 PM
Assisted Listening Devices are also available at every performance.
*West Section, Rows EFD
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Before you attend the performance, the program provides cast bios, sponsor backgrounds, and further reading.
MUSIC DIRECTOR & VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
FIGHT DIRECTOR & INTIMACY SPECIALIST
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Penelope, Helen, Ensemble
Telemachus, Elpenor, Ensemble
Thersities, Eurymachus, Cyclops, Ensemble
Eurycleia, Circe, Ensemble
“Blind” Billy Blue, Ensemble
Menelaus, Eumaeus, Ensemble
Melantho, Nausicaa, Ensemble
Nestor, Alcinous, Ensemble
Ajax, Antinous, Ensemble