Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Georgia Shakespeare One-Day Ticket Sale!

20% off tickets to the World Premiere of The Odyssey: a Journey Home
Based on the work of Homer, Directed by Richard Garner
Adapted by Richard Garner and Georgia Shakespeare’s Associate Artists


Georgia Shakespeare announces a special One-Day Sale Friday, October 1, 2010. Every seat at every performance of The Odyssey: a Journey Home (excluding student matinees) is available for 20% off! To get this awesome discount, tickets must be purchased on Friday either by phone (404-264-0020) or online ( NOTE: Discount applies to tickets to The Odyssey only, not applicable to subscriptions or other shows or events available for purchase on the website.

In this clever adaptation of Homer’s breathtaking epic, the physical, psychological and emotional challenges Odysseus overcomes in his return from fighting the Trojan wars mirror those of the modern warrior. Returning from war is a journey that only begins with arriving home. The Odyssey: a Journey Home examines the issues around re-entry and explores the actuality of “coming home”.

“Our veterans arrive home in a matter of hours, versus Odysseus’ 10-year trip, but their journey doesn’t end at home’s threshold. In many ways, it is just beginning,” says Garner. “And yet, the parallels between Odysseus and today’s soldiers are stunning. It’s been a real eye-opener to explore this concept of warriors and to realize how very little has changed over these hundreds of years.”

The cast features Joe Knezevich (in his 12th season at Georgia Shakespeare) as Odysseus, Chris Kayser (21st season) as Zeus, Carolyn Cook (16th season) as Athena and Neal A. Ghant (6th season) as Poseidon, among others.


Free and Open to the Public:


On Saturday, October 23, at 4:30pm, The ArtReach Foundation, Inc., will host a symposium to discuss issues facing veterans today. The panel will also discuss the play and how Odysseus’ journey, and the demons he faced along the way, represent issues veterans are facing upon returning home currently. The panel consists of The ArtReach Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Susan Anderson; Psychiatrist and Chair of the Board of Directors of The ArtReach Foundation Christina O’Hara; and Georgia Shakespeare’s Producing Artistic Director and The Odyssey: a Journey Home director and adapter, Richard Garner.

REMINDER: Free and Discounted Tickets for Military Guests

Georgia Shakespeare will give away 50 tickets per performance to military personnel with a valid ID, on a first-come, first-served basis. Each military guest with an ID will be given two tickets, and the opportunity to purchase up to two more at the discounted rate of $15 each.

Interviews with directors, company members and administration available upon request. Show imagery available upon request. Contact Jenny Costantino:

Georgia Shakespeare is grateful for its sponsors

Season Sponsors: AirTran Airways, Bank of America, The Georgia Council for the Arts, Oglethorpe University

Shake at the Lake Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Bank of America, The Kendeda Fund, The Coca-Cola Company, The Charles Loridans Foundation, CornerCap Investment Counsel, Alston + Bird, LLP

Summer Festival Sponsor: CornerCap Investment Counsel

Shrew: the Musical Sponsor: Callner, Portnoy and Strawser PC, PBA:30, Reporter Newpapers

The Odyssey: a Journey Home Sponsors: DocAuto, Inc., Turner Broadcasting. Funding also provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

A Christmas Story: Publix Super Markets Charities

Georgia Shakespeare is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts, through appropriation of the General Assembly. The Council is a Partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

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