The Odyssey

In the Odyssey, playwright Mary Zimmerman, who kept us spellbound with a parade of mythological characters in GTA’s 2007 production of Metamorphoses, tackles Homer’s epic story of the warrior Odysseus and his arduous 10-year journey home from the Trojan War. Come on the journey if you dare, as the gods spar with each other creating fantastic, threatening monsters and opportunities for escape, as Odysseus perseveres to be reunited with his dear Penelope, and whose son, now grown up without a father, struggles to defend his mother from a mob of suitors who would claim Odysseus’ land and family in Ithaca. There is a reason old maps often said “this way monsters go!” Adapted for the stage by Mary Zimmerman, based on the epic poem of Homer.
Rated PG13

“Not of one age but of all ages. . . . This Odyssey is grand theater.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

Sponsored by The Times
Opening Night Reception by Avocados



7:30pm, April 10-14 and 17-21, 2018
2:30pm, April 15 & 21, 2018

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
March 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Preview Performance: $10 tickets! (Preview tickets go on sale March 26, 2018)
April 9, 2018, 2018 at 7:30pm

Free Opening Night Reception:In the lobby following the performance with the cast and crew, catered by Avocados
April 10, 2018

Talk Back with Cast & Crew: a lively (and free) Q&A session following the performance on Tuesday,
April 17, 2018


UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood, GA 30566

BUY Tickets

Ticket Information

Tickets are $18/$20 for adults, $16-18 for seniors and $12/$14 for students*. You can click the link below to choose your own seats and print your own tickets – or call the Box Office at 678.717.3624. The Box Office can also make arrangements for ADA seating or, if you have a group of 12 or more, a group discount of 20% off — making a night of live theatre a great option for friends, family, church groups or scouting troops!

*UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for specially discounted tickets.

Create your own package!

Purchase tickets to this production AND to one other production at the same time and you’ll get an automatic 10% discount; 3 to 4 shows will receive a 15% discount, and 5 shows or more gets an automatic 20% off. Discounts will be shown (with your savings) in the payment screen.

Artist Spotlight

Check back to learn about the talented team of designers collaborating on this show!

Michael Granberry (Director)

GTA Resident Designer (UNG) Larry Cook (Scenic Design)

D. Connor McVey (Lighting Design)

Chris Moore (Sound Design)

GTA Resident Costume Designer (Brenau) Pamela Workman (Costume Design)



Check back to see what patrons are saying about this grand epic of the imagination!


The school matinee for The Odyssey is completely SOLD OUT.

Teachers ~ check back in January for The Odyssey Study Guide which will enhance your students’ experience at the theatre and integrate the play with their English and history studies.