Duration: 2 hours an 45 minutes
A four week run at the Strehler, on the occasion of Expo 2015 for Odyssey, a version in modern Greek of Homer’s poem directed by Robert Wilson from the adaptation by the English poet Simon Armitage.
On stage 17 of the best artists from contemporary Greek theatre.
The play debuted in Athens for four months in 2012, the year in the Greek and European crisis, and in April 2013 played to full houses at the Piccolo. Its return to Milan coincides with a period of new questions and new considerations – both economical and non – on the future of Europe.
Wilson establishes original links between the ancient and the modern, putting a new spin on the eternal theme of the journey, and the return.
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 6 to 31 October 2015
project, direction, sets and lighting by Robert Wilson
music by Thodoris Economou
script by Simon Armitage, from Homer
dramaturg Wolfgang Wiens
co-director Tilman Hecker
costumes by Yashi
set collaborator Stephanie Engeln
lighting collaborator Scott Bolman
audio by Studio 19 - Kostas Bokos, Vassilis Kountouris
musical supervision by Hal Willner
greek translation – dramaturgy collaborator Yorgos Depastas
sets, props and costumes created by the laboratories of the Piccolo Teatro
an international Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d’Europa and National Theatre of Greece, Athens coproduction
We would like to thank for their support in the “progetto Odyssey” Rancilio
in modern Greek with Italian and English surtitles
English surtitles by Prescott Studio and Montclair State University, NJ, USA as part of the project "Translating voices across continents"