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The Odyssey

By Roland Schimmelphennig
Translated and Directed by Ross Manson


  • Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

Homer’s Odysseus faces a long journey home from a terrible war. His wife, Penelope, waits ten years for his return, and a further ten with no news. What happens in this twenty year span? In 2010, leading German playwright Roland Schimmelpfenning, was invited to participate in the Odyssey Europa project, an ambitious theatre project in Germany's Ruhr region. Tilman Raabke, chief dramaturg at Oberhausen Theatre, and architect Mattias Rick, commissioned six European playwrights to adapt stories and provide contemporary interpretations of Homer's Odyssey. Schimmelpfennig completed his own version of The Odyssey in May 2018. Toronto-based director Ross Manson has translated and directed Schimmelpfenning’s script for this production at the School of Performance.

Please be advised this performance contains:

  • Strobe
  • Simulated Blood Effects
  • Sound Effects, including: War Bombs, Fighter Jets, Screaming

Ticket Prices:

$20 - General
$15 - Student/Senior

Tickets are available at the School of Performance Box Office and Online at
*Online Ticket Fees: A $2.50 service fee per ticket will be charged. 


Box Office

School of Performance
345 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 3G5


Location / Venue

Ryerson Theatre
43 Gerrard St. E
M5B 2K3 Toronto , ON