Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 30, 2012

Three town youth heed Siren call of 'Odyssey'@headFeature36_bhf:

Helped create original show of epic poem at Groton school

The Andover Townsman

---- — It didn’t take 10 years, but three Andover high school students have travelled on an educational journey to create a new take on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey.

Senior Sarah Casey (playing Euryclaeia), senior Jillian Thero (playing Helen), and sophomore Gabriella DiVincenzo (playing Penelope) are members of a 16-student theater ensemble at Lawrence Academy in Groton that has interpreted and created its own original production of the mythical tale.

This new theatrical telling of Homer’s story will be performed Nov. 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the Groton private school. The public is welcome. Entry is free and refreshments will be served.

In this classic tale, the Greek hero Odysseus is challenged by monsters, enticed by Sirens, and both helped and hindered at the whim of the gods as he strives to return home to his faithful wife Penelope.

”Sixteen cast members have distilled the story into a fast-paced, colorful, interpretation that features live music and sound,” according to the school.

Performances are in the handicap accessible Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center on the Lawrence Academy campus in Groton.

For further information, contact LA Theater Director Joel Sugerman at or by phone at 603-943-0910.