The Odyssey, Dallas Theater Center

Date/Time

July 08, 2022 to July 10, 2022

Location

Wyly Theatre View map
2400 Flora Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201

Additional Information

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: 214/522-8499; ticketing@dallastheatercenter.org
  • Cost: Free with a verified ticket, available by emailing the box office at ticketing@dallastheatercenter.org or calling 214/522-8499

Description

Dallas Theater Center, in collaboration with SMU Meadows and AT&T Performing Arts Center, presents Public Works Dallas’ The Odyssey.

Inspired by the historical pageantry movement of the early 1900s—known for blending mass spectacle with community engagement—this final work in deBessonet and Almond’s grand trilogy reimagines the Greek epic with Public Works’ signature blend of professional actors, community members and special guests. Man-eating Cyclops, a sorceress that turns sailors to beasts and the deadly sweet song of the Sirens explode onto the stage with spectacular numbers in this joyful, larger-than-life musical about finding your way home—no matter where fate may lead you.

Written by Homer; conceived by Lear deBessonet; directed by Kevin Moriarty; book, music and lyrics by Todd Almond

Performances:
Friday, July 8, 8pm
Saturday, July 9, 2:30pm and 8pm
Sunday, July 10, 2:30pm

Tickets:
Performances are free to attend with a verified ticket. Guests are welcome to claim up to 10 tickets per performance at no cost. Guests may also request tickets by emailing the box office at ticketing@dallastheatercenter.org, or by calling 214/522-8499.

Note that masks are required for guests attending performances, and masks will be available for guests upon request. View the theater's COVID-19 guest policy here.

About Public Works Dallas
Public Works Dallas, produced by Dallas Theater Center in collaboration with Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is a groundbreaking community engagement and participatory theater project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and Dallas community members. Public Works Dallas is affiliated with the ongoing Public Works initiative of The Public Theater in New York that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators.

Lear deBessonet and Todd Almond worked together to create the Public Works program. Lear deBessonet was awarded the SMU Meadows Prize in 2015 to bring the program to Dallas. Under the leadership of the founding Director of Public Works Dallas, Dayron J. Miles, the program launched in 2017 with a production of The Tempest at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, directed by DTC Enloe/Rose Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Public Works is a national and international initiative affiliated with peer theaters throughout the U.S. and Europe who share a vision for creating ambitious works of participatory theater in the Public Works model. Current theaters include Dallas Theater Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre and The National Theatre in London.

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