FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 15, 2019
CONTACT: Jared Hagan, 508-896-1888
The Young Company at Cape Rep Theatre presents The Odyssey
Cape Rep Theatre is delighted to announce THE ODYSSEY, an adaptation of Homer’s classic, from the translation by Emily Wilson, by Cape Rep Theatre’s Young Company, directed by Maura Hanlon; Friday February 8 at 7 pm and Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and go to supporting Cape Rep’s Young Company Initiative. Call the Box Office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.
About this production:
Led by Associate Artistic Director Maura Hanlon, the Young Company tackles the literary epic, The Odyssey, by Homer translated by Emily Wilson, in an adaptation that uses rich language, humor and music to bring to life the story of Odysseus and the many people and perils he meets on his journey home from war.
Cape Rep’s Young Company Initiative (YoCo) provides free professional theater training to young local actors 8th grade through highschool eager to learn the craft of acting through an intensive rehearsal and production process. All interested students are welcomed into this free annual program. This year’s company consists of 16 young men and women whose hometowns stretch from Plymouth to Wellfleet.
The Young Company features the talents of William Brent, Catie Clark, Macklin Devine, Alyssa Freeman, Nell Hamilton, Baylie Hartford, Liam Henderson, Mia Lima, Madison Mayer, Alice Murphy, Kai Rotcavich, Quinn Schuyler, Shaw Schuyler, Audrey Smith, Emma Tichnor, and Brielle Whalen, supported by Cape Rep Company artists including Hanlon, Julie Allen Hamilton (stage management), Alison Weller (voice and speech coach), Art Devine (stage combat), Justyn Eldredge (set design and construction), Susan Nicholson (lighting design), Jared Hagan & Holly Erin McCarthy (costume design) and Janine Perry (Producing Artistic Director).
Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1986 as a theater company dedicated to creativity and professionalism. On seven acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts, Cape Rep Theatre is the steward of the beautiful land and historic buildings that are home to the company’s three theaters, including the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod.