Theater to perform “The Odyssey”

Alicia Mies

Palo Alto High School’s theater department will perform “The Odyssey” on Nov. 6, 7, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Haymarket Theater.

According to show director Kathleen Woods, the play is a rendition of the story of mythical Greek hero Odysseus.

“It’s a really great piece to be working on because it’s such a classic and yet we have this very contemporary look and feel to it,” Woods said.

To get ready, the cast is analyzing the text and creating the choreography and characterizations.

“It’s going to be a great show,” Jackson Kienitz, a junior performing as Tellapadias in the play, said.

The show boasts a good number of underclassman, which is unusual for the theater department.

“It’s interesting,” Kienitz said. “They [the underclassman] are a really up-and-coming cast, so we’ll benefit from them on the cast.”

To purchase tickets, students can visit www.palytheatre.com/tickets/