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Saturday, July 8 - 10:00 AM

Chautauqua Picnic Shelter

$20.00 ($17.00 Concert Member), $18.00 Colorado Mountain Club Member & $15.00 Children under 10*

Odysseus learns the hard way that one shouldn’t anger Poseidon. Ten years after the fall of Troy, our hero is still unable to make it home where, unbeknownst to him, his wife is being courted by 108 suitors! Set sail up the trail with us and encounter gods and goddesses, a cyclops, a whirlpool, a sea-witch, and more in this humorous adaptation of the Greek classic that would please even Zeus himself.

Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance.  Recommended for all ages.

About the Playwright:

Patti Murtha is proud to return to Arts in the Open where previous shows include “Goldilocks” (playwright), “Little Red” (playwright/director), “Sleepy Hollow,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” (actor). She is also a writer/director/actor at The BiTSY Stage where she’s been seen as Hamlet in “Hamlet,” Valkyrie in “Othello: A Khorus Line” and a Weird Sister in “Beth.” She studied theater at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City. She is a master ensemble theater teacher and in her spare time enjoys playing with mud. Much love to Damian!

*All ticket purchases subject to service fees