The Odyssey on Angel Island

by Katie Cook

“Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy.”

I’m either lounging on an Odyssey set, or I’ve stumbled upon the best ever shipwreck accommodations.

The Odyssey, written by Homer in 800 B.C.E. is an epic poem about adventure on land and the high seas. Most people read a small portion of the poem in their high school English class and then promptly forget all about it. We Players is bringing the Odyssey to life with an interactive play on Angel Island.

Sets are constructed all around the island and the audience ventures on their own odyssey in this extended 5-hour play. You’ll hike from scene-to-scene and venture into the chapel and other spots on the island that are usually closed to the everyday tourist. At the end of the play you’ll have walked 5-miles and explored all of the major points of the island.

The play is happening every weekend in June until July 1st. If you can’t get tickets to see the Odyssey on Angel Island, mark your calendar to see We Players perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the Hyde Street Pier in September.

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