Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus -- A Modern-Day Odyssey
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The last date listed for Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus was Sunday May 6, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Called "a funny, furious tale" by New York Magazine, The Lyons follows an amusing, dysfunctional family at the hospital bedside of the patriarch, Ben Lyons, who's dying from cancer. His wife and two adult children gather for an atypical goodbye. Ben, freed from social conventions because of his condition, lets his words fly unfiltered -- curses included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future -- and home redecoration. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons was nominated for a number of awards for its 2012 Broadway run. Learn More
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The Crown of Shadows is a new work at Roundhouse Theatre. Placed in Ithaica post Odyessy, it follows Odysseus's son. The play is very entertaining and the actor's do a wonderful job with such ancient characters, bring them to modern day life! Go before it closes this weekend!
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.
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