Penn State Centre Stage presents 'Argonautika'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Centre Stage will present "Argonautika," directed by Steve Snyder, Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 in the Pavilion Theatre on Penn State's University Park campus.

Adapted from "The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts" and written by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, "Argonautika" is a modern take on an old tale of ambition, deception, heroism, love and unintended consequences.

Jason is on his ancient quest for the Golden Fleece — an epic journey of love and loss, hubris and honor, danger and adventure. Jason confronts giants, kings, sirens, nymphs, centaurs, sea monsters and one heartsick sorceress. In this perilous voyage, Zimmerman shows us that love is the bane of all mankind — and yet it’s all that we know of heaven on this earth.

According to Snyder, “The story is told, very often from the gods’ point of view, in such a way that it is clear that they love humanity, and they pity us. The message that keeps surfacing for me is this: The Journey Matters. How we get where we're going — how we treat each other along the way — matters."

For additional show information, visit www.theatre.psu.edu. Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX. Save 10 percent when you buy tickets to four or more shows.

Last Updated October 18, 2017