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Odyssey under the Stars

2010, 2011, & 2016

A production created for the Manfred Olson Planetarium here at UWM and subsequently produced at the Springfield, MA Planetarium. The performance uses all the astronomical references found in Homer's Odyssey. Jean Creighton and Robin Mello dramatized Ulysses' journey home to Ithaca. Audiences engaged with stories of Cyclops, Cupid and Venus, the Twin heroes Castor and Pollux, with the Goddess Athena as their guide.

(2016). UWM News Story: Poetry and Constellations collide at the Wisconsin Science Festival
Read the story here.

(2012). Odyssey Under the Stars: Homer's Inspiration at UW-Milwaukee's Planetarium (with J. Creighton)
View .pdf document