Odyssey Theatre under the Stars returns this summer!

John Forster

And, they’re back! Theatre fans will be thrilled to know that for the first time since the pandemic, Odyssey Theatre is returning to its open-air stage in Strathcona Park this summer.

Odyssey is presenting Molière’s comedic masterpiece, The Miser, from July 27 to Aug. 20. Molière’s comedy takes aim at greed and hypocrisy through the machinations of Harpagon, a corrupt businessman who tries to manipulate his daughter into a marriage that will add to his wealth. Molière’s brilliant language will be combined with Odyssey’s signature masks and physical movement—a sure hit for audiences of all ages.

Andy Massingham, who directed Odyssey’s The Servant of Two Masters, which won the Rideau Award as Best Production, returns to direct a stellar cast, including Jesse Buck (who was in Servant) as well as Ottawa’s own Kate Smith, Marlow Stainfield, and Tracey Guptil.

Tickets for The Miser are on sale through the theatre’s website:

The stage in Strathcona Park has been the scene of many excellent Odyssey shows and fun Sandy Hill evenings. The team is “thrilled to be back performing live under the stars,” says Odyssey founder Laurie Steven.
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