Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus -- A Modern-Day Odyssey
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It's 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement takes a back seat to more immediate problems. His diner has been slated for demolition in the city's urban renewal plan, but he has a competing offer from a predatory businessman. Caught between idealism and brutal reality, Memphis struggles to determine the fate of the place where his customers gathered for decades to share their struggles, hopes and dreams. Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's searing, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s tells a complex story of the inner lives of ordinary people at a turning point in American history. Learn More
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Telemachus: Michael Morrow Hammack
Penelope: Deborah Hazlett
Calliope: Julia Proctor
Chief/Suitors/Bennetos/Coach: Jefferson A. Russell
Recommended for ages 17 and older; contains brief nudity and adult situations.
Playwright Jason Gray Platt’s work has been produced and developed around the country by American Repertory Theater, Round House Theater, Red Bull Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Abingdon Theatre Company, Columbia University, The Inkwell, The Inconvenience, and Samuel French. At Vassar he was awarded the Marilyn Swartz Seven award for best play in 2005, and the Molly Thacher Kazan Memorial Prize for distinction in the theater arts in 2006. He was also the runner-up for the 2007 Princess Grace Award in playwriting and a finalist for the 2009 and 2010 O’Neill Conference. Originally from Arizona, Jason now lives in Brooklyn and works for The Wooster Group. BA: Vassar, MFA: Columbia.