The Odyssey

Galloway, N.J. – After a long hiatus, the famous Dinner & Show Series at Stockton University’s Performing Arts Center is back with a modern and feminist retelling of a classic story – Lisa Peterson’s adaption of “The Odyssey” by the Acting Company is set to be on the mainstage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

Following a buffet-style meal in the Stockton Art Gallery, patrons will watch four young women trapped in the limbo of a refugee camp retell Odysseus’ adventures as they struggle with their own search for a home. 

A graphic of a woman in a scarf, staring out into the sea, with the words "Odssey - The Acting Company"
Lisa Peterson’s adaptation of The Odyssey brings new life to this ancient epic.

The production is based on a 2017 translation by University of Pennsylvania professor Emily Wilson, who became the first woman to publish a translation of Homer’s most famous work into English.

Content warning: Discussion of mature content (war, murder and assault). No gunshots, no haze, no nudity/graphic sexuality, and no profanity. 

Lisa Peterson on "The Odyssey" 

Ticket Information 

Tickets are $40 for the general public; $38 for senior citizens; $35 for Stockton University alumni; $30 for Stockton staff and faculty; $18 for children (12 and under); and $10 for Stockton students. Special pricing for groups of 10 or more people is also available.

Tickets are available at the Stockton Performing Arts Center box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes before showtime. Call 609-652-9000.

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