Perham student makes debut in "The Odyssey"
Sam Stoll (Acolyte), a freshman Theatre Arts Generalist from Perham, MN, is making his Minnesota State Mankato theater debut in "The Odyssey." The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance will present Homer's classic ...
Sam Stoll (Acolyte), a freshman Theatre Arts Generalist from Perham, MN, is making his Minnesota State Mankato theater debut in "The Odyssey."
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance will present Homer's classic journey tale, "The Odyssey," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13 and 18-20, with 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 14, 20 and 21, in the Ted Paul Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. It is sponsored by Blethen, Gage and Krause, PLLP, of Mankato.
The epic story mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his 10-year journey home following the 10-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors competing for Penelope's hand in marriage. This classic tale is vibrantly brought to life in this 2006 retelling from the author of "Metamorphoses," which Minnesota State Mankato presented in 2004 in a pool of water created in the Andreas Theatre.
Individual tickets for "The Odyssey" are $14.50 regular, $13 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $10 for current Minnesota State students. They are available online at MSUTheatre.com, or by calling or visiting the Theatre & Dance Box Office at 507-389-6661 from 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Stoll's previous roles include "Prince" in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and "Simeon" in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, both with Perham Community Musical Productions. He is the recipient of a 2010-11 Theatre Freshman Talent Grant.