Odyssey’s Theatre Under the Stars – July 24 to August 24

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Tickets are on sale now for The Odyssey Theatre’s 28th season of Theatre Under the Stars. This year’s show, “The Financier (Turcaret)” by Alain-René Lesage, original translation by Joanne Miller and Laurie Steven, sees the return of founder and artistic director, Laurie Steven directing in the park for the first time since 2005.

This comedic fiasco explores Turcaret, a loan shark and a tax collector, whose sly dealings catch up with him. A menagerie of cash-hungry swindlers prey on each other, exposing themselves as slaves to passion, excess, and artifice. Only the most single-minded, the most cunning, and the most charming will survive.

Once again, Odyssey Theatre presents a play that explores physicality, music, dance and luxurious mask, with each element contributing to bringing this spicy play to life in Odyssey’s unique style.

Performances run from July 24th to August 24th, Tuesday through to Sunday at 8pm. Pay-what-you-can matinées will be held Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. (excluding July 26th and 27th). All performances take place in Strathcona Park.

Tickets can be purchased for $9 – $24 online through OdysseyTheatre.ca, by going to Eventbrite.ca, phone at 613-232-8407, or email boxoffice@odysseytheatre.ca. Tickets will also be available at the door for $26.

Tickets are also on sale for Odyssey Theatre’s youth matinées taking place on August 6th and 13th. This year’s production is, “Wind in the Willows,” by the Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre.

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Picnic and Show Offer
Signature’s Restaurant Picnic and Show!

Indulge in delicious food and a delightful show. Odyssey Theatre and Signatures Restaurant have partnered again to offer you a wonderful evening in the park! Pick-up your picnic from this gourmet restaurant, enjoy it across the street in Odyssey’s home, Strathcona Park. And then, join the troupe for their performance under the stars! Offer includes cost of picnic, general admission ticket and taxes. Only $52 per person.

Your picnic includes:

  • Camembert cheese and baguette
  • Herb roasted chicken breast, roasted tomato Provençal, seasonal vegetables, and pasta salad
  • Fruit salad
  • Macaroon
  • Water
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Special Weekend Dance Show
This year Odyssey Theatre has partnered with The National Capital Dance Educators to present a special show on the Odyssey Stage. On July 26 (rain date July 27) at 4:00 p.m., the stage will come alive with stories of Ottawa told in dance. Pass the hat admission.

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For more information please contact the theatre’s box office at boxoffice@odysseytheatre.ca, call 613-232-8407, or visit their website: www.odysseytheatre.ca.