"Crown of Shadows: The Wake of Odysseus"

"Crown of Shadows: The Wake of Odysseus" Bethesda

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Round House does excellent performances of interesting plays. Very professional theater in a very convenient local setting. Yes - we do enjoy Round House and would certainly go back.
Joan W. · January 9, 2012
Nice theater with pleasant staff. Very convenient location - parking is across the street. "Pride and Prejudice" had a good cast and was very enjoyable.
Jeff K. · January 1, 2012
Beautiful theater. The ambiance and closeness to stage is unmatched.
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What You'll Get


Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s deal to see Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland. Choose from the following options:

  • For $25, you get one ticket for orchestra or center-balcony seating (up to a $54.50 value, including ticketing fees) to one of the following performances:
  • Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, at 3 p.m.<p>

  • For $28, you get one ticket for orchestra or center-balcony seating (up to a $59.50 value, including ticketing fees) to one of the following performances:
  • Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. <p>

  • For $30, you get one ticket for orchestra or center-balcony seating on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. (up to a $64.50 value, including ticketing fees). <p>

The world premier of Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus, penned by up-and-coming playwright Jason Gray Platt and brought to the stage by Round House producing artistic director Blake Robison, retells Homer’s Odyssey in the modern day from the perspective of the family whom Greek hero Odysseus had left behind. The show explores the fallout of the adventurer’s long absence from the island of Ithaca, exploring the consequential familial tensions and power struggles as his wife Penelope attempts to placate the host of suitors struggling to take her husband’s place. Tensions flare as Odysseus’s son, Telemachus, faces an increasingly forceful rebellion, angrily trying to keep his father’s memory alive before the family must stave off a coup attempt by two mysterious outsiders. The show’s contemporary staging and dialogue keep the story accessible, engaging showgoers who are unfamiliar with the story and still-bitter Trojans who can’t let go.

In its 34th season, Round House Theatre transports adored literary works from the page to the stage with a fully packed schedule of adaptations and contemporary works.

Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus contains scenes of violence, brief nudity, and adult situations, and is not recommended for patrons under 17.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for date purchased. Redeem on day of show for ticket at Round House Theatre box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Round House Theatre. Must provide full name at checkout, which will be provided to Round House Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Round House Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of event. Parking not included. Contains violence and brief nudity, not recommended for those under 17. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Round House Theatre


When it was founded in 1970, the theatre company Street ’70 didn’t have a home, instead serving as a nomadic outreach program for schools and community spaces. It would be seven years before they’d find their own space in the Round House Theatre, which would eventually become the company’s moniker. Since those early days, the ensemble has produced more than 200 performances per year out of their home theater in Bethesda and a black box theater in Silver Springs. Round House Theatre also spreads the drama bug through classes, workshops, and not washing their hands after handling freshly penned manuscripts.

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