The Odyssey On Alma, 2011

Original Poem by Homer, adapted by Ava Roy from the Robert Fagles translation
Directed by Ava Roy
Produced by Lauren D. Chavez and Ava Roy

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The Alma, a flat-bottomed scow schooner built in 1891; The Balclutha, a square-rigged sailing ship built in 1886; The San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.

The Cast

Swing-aboard Rippington: Charlie Gurke
Tipmast Pinetar: Alison Hanson
Briny Jack Breakwater: Rebecca Longworth
Sparwood Bluewater: Geoffrey Nolan
Seareach, son of the Launching Master: Ava Roy
Bordalee Pullerman: Ross Travis
The Sirens: Cara Ziesloft & Maggie Ballard

Alcinoos, King and admiration of men: Captain Jason Rucker
Seabelt, son of Grandfleet Shipwrightson: First Mate Alice Watts
The Hands
Gollywobbler, mischevious imp: Tom Hunt
Laodamas Tiderace: Tom McCall
Skipyjack Tarheel: Jeff Rogers

The Cyclops’ great eye: Jared Gutekunst
The House of the Dead: Monica Lundy & Jessie Thatcher
Sea Perils: Bob Watts

The Production Team

Composer: & Musician: Charlie Gurke
Lead Audience Guides: Lauren Dietrich Chavez & Lauren Matley
Stage Manager: Laraine Gurke
Production Intern: Antonia Gomez


Autumn 2011