Telluride Theatre Presents: “EPIC! An Odyssey, 3/8 – 3/13!

Telluride Theatre Presents: “EPIC! An Odyssey, 3/8 – 3/13!

Telluride Theatre’s tradition of original shows returns with a live in-person play “EPIC! An Odyssey.” A completely original theatrical experience made for the community, “EPIC! An Odyssey” plays at the Michael D. Palm Theatre March 8-13, 2022, 7 p.m. Saturday March 12 is a 4pm matinee only.  PLEASE NOTE! The audience will be seated ON the Palm Stage. Seating is extremely limited per performance. PLEASE arrive early. There will be no late seating. NO refunds will be given for latecomers. Tickets are $30 adults; $18 for students. To purchase tickets, please visit 

Fun for the whole family, “EPIC! An Odyssey” is rated PG. (Good for kids 12+.)

How far would you go for love? How do we get home? “EPIC! An Odyssey” gives the famed ancient Greek story of love, loss, monsters, gods, goddesses and rowing – a whole lot of rowing – the Telluride Theatre twist. A journey through art, life and love.

The foundation of Telluride Theatre is built on creating and producing original work. “EPIC! An Odyssey,” is completely original… made from an idea. The show is a chance for the company to get back to its roots while planting a seed to extend its artistic range.

The show is based on the poet Homer’s “The Odyssey,” a thousands-year-old tale. Originally spoken by oral poets, Homer wrote the epic, preserving it as a basis for all western literature. The story revolves around Odysseus’ 10-year struggle
to return home after the Trojan War. Plagued by hardships, monsters, deceit, war and the wrath of the gods, Odysseus keeps going towards his love, his home and his goal.

“I love history and have a special affinity for the ancient Greeks. Ever since “Dinner with Dionysus” originated 10 years ago I have wanted to create something based on the Odyssey. With the return of inside, in-person shows I wanted to do something special – create a multi-media performance piece. I brought together an incredible group of local artists to create a really cool immersive experience. While it is based on the Odyssey – it truly is an odyssey for our artists and audience,”
said Sasha Cucciniello, the show’s writer and director.

The team of artists working to create “EPIC! An Odyssey” have collaborated over the past months to create a unique theatrical experience:

“We wanted to return to the theatre with a beautiful journey with music, dance, art and incredible design.” continued Sasha.

Cat Lee Covert, Telluride Theatre’s choreographer created a landscape of movement throughout the piece. Of her work within the show she said:

“The process of devising an original show is one of my favorite things about choreographing for Telluride Theatre. This process, being our first live original work since Covid began, has been a trek in and of itself. I’ve had more cast input in this work than have ever before. The movement and choreography are much more based on specific feelings and spaces along a journey.”

Featuring: Sam Burgess, Julia Caulfield, Travis Fisher, Mary Higgins, Dave Hodges, Matthew Hoisch, Meghan Knowles, Ursula Ostrander, Pamela Sante

Conceived & written by Sasha Cucciniello
Directed by: Sasha Cucciniello
Original Music by – Travis Fisher
Choreography by – Cat Lee Covert
With Art/Set Design by – Melissa Trn & Dan Gundrum
Projection Design by – Dallas Lillich & Dan Gundrum
Costume Design – Melissa Trn
Lighting Design – Dan Gundrum

1 Comment
  • dylan b
    Posted at 16:49h, 07 March

    So excited for another original production from these genius minds. And kid friendly ! Huzzah