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TA Players to perform Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’
John Lamb

The Thornton Academy Players present a popular rendition of Homer’s classic, The Odyssey, November 18 - 20, at Thornton’s Harry P. Garland II Auditorium.

The Odyssey, written in the 8th or 7th century BC, follows the mythical Greek hero Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War and the many perils he encountered.

The cast and crew of 85 students includes senior Jack Tripp as Odysseus. Tripp, a familiar face to theatergoers, played the lead role of Tevye in the school’s spring production of Fiddler on the Roof. 

“We have a large cast with many roles and an extremely large tech crew working on set design, technical production (lights & sound), and costuming,” says Emma Campbell, Chair of Thornton’s Art Department.

The TA String Quartet accompanies the production, with seniors Stella Duquette, Adeline Falardeau, Nico Farago-Dumsch, and Freshman Gianna Stone. McKenna Travis and Amy Bradford, both seniors,  provided behind the curtain support: Travis assisted in the dance choreography, and Bradford created the promotional poster.

Showtimes are:

  • ​​Friday, November 18, 7 pm
  • Saturday, November 19, 7 pm
  • Sunday,  November 20, 2 pm

Click here to purchase tickets.