WaldenTheatre’s 2011-2012 Season kicks off with the play Anon(ymous), a daring update of Homer’s epic the Odyssey by accomplished contemporary playwright Naomi Iizuka and directed by Julane Havens.

In the play, an intrepid young refugee going by the name Anon sets off across the frayed and fractured margins of the American experience in search of his mother, from whom he was separated when a storm overtook their vessel en route to the U.S.

Anon’s memories of his homeland, a vague place of terror and blood, offer an alarming but instructive backdrop to his encounters with others struggling for a foothold in the land of opportunity. From the vague promise of beachfront mansions and the small respites of immigrant restaurant kitchens to the hard realities of railcar jumping and eating from dumpsters, Anon is both a victim and a witness to the toll that America exacts from the lowest stations of society. But are his quick wits, determination, and luck enough to sustain him in his quest for his mother?

Anon(ymous) runs September 15-24 on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre. Evening performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The theatre is fully accessible, but patrons requiring special seating arrangements should notify the theatre ahead of time. Box office opens in the Walden Theatre lobby one hour before each performance, and the house opens 30 minutes before curtain. All seating is general admission.

Tickets are available for purchase or reserve by calling WaldenTheatre at (502) 589-0084 or emailing Dan Welch (Outreach Director) at dwelch@waldentheatre.org. Evening performances cost $15 Adults and $10 Students/Seniors, and matinee performances are $10 Adults and $8 Students/Seniors. Groups of ten or more can reserve tickets for $8 each to any performance. Please call ahead for group tickets.

Fund for the Arts ArtsCard holders can present the card for 2 for 1 tickets. 

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