Odyssey. A story for Hollywood
15 rue Malte-Brun - 75020 Paris
Capacity 657 seats
3 hours and 45 minutes
An epic 3-hour 45-minute theatre piece by Krzysztof Warlikowski, one of today's greatest directors surtitled from Polish to English and French. A breath of mythical history that is sure to whet the appetites of theatre lovers. The Odyssey... but with a contemporary historical perspective that you surely will not expect.
Krzysztof Warlikowski, whose theatrical vision resonates with today's world and contemporary anxieties, forges a link between the classical Greek author, Homer, his famous epic poem, The Odyssey, and the ever so recent history of Poland. He talks about a literary report by the Polish author Hanna Krall and associates it with the wanderings of Odysseus, the beloved Greek hero. In this play set in the 1940s, we are faced with a modern-day Penelope with an extraordinary biography and Izolda, deported, and ready to do anything to find her husband locked up in a camp.
One of the six national theaters with the Comédie-Française, the Odéon theater, the national theater of Chaillot, the national theater of the Opéra-Comique and the national theater of Strasbourg. It owes a lot to the work of Guy Rétoré who had directed the Théâtre de l'Est Parisian, ancestor of the Théâtre de Colline. It is under the impetus of its various directors (Jorge Lavelli, Alain Françon, Stéphane Braunschweig) that the theater today presents plays by living French or foreign authors with a highlighting on new scenic writings. In 2016, Wajdi Mouawad became director and focused his work on four main points: youth and territory, creation and diversity. The architecture of the building (an all-glass facade) is a metaphor for the commitment to opening up to the neighborhood and meeting with all audiences.
It the show accessible to English speakers?
The show is in Polish. It is subtitled in English and French.
How to go to the theater?
The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Gambetta on Line 3. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.
What do I do when I get to the theatre?
We invite you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
Can I purchase a programme?
Tickets for "L'Odyssée. Une histoire pour Hollywood" include a programme.
Can I get photos during the performance?
In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the the Palais des Glaces Theater before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous evening at the theatre!