Four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer, best known to soap opera viewers as fan favorite Reva on "Guiding Light" and as Echo DiSavoy on the ABC soap "One Life To Live," will star as Mrs. Hayes in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre regional premiere of "Odysseus D.A." by Stephen Svoboda, who will also direct.
In addition to her television work, Zimmer also appeared in such feature films as "Body Heat" and on stage regionally and off-Broadway in "Four Dogs and a Bone," "Blood Brothers," "Gypsy," "Dirty Blonde," Shirley Valentine" and most recently in Nora and Delia Ephron’s off-Broadway play "Love, Loss and What I Wore." Her memoir "I'm Just Sayin g" was published in August.
The play will run Feb. 23 to March 4 ay the Nafe Katter Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
The play is described as "The Odyssey" re-imagined: a magical place where the blind see, the sick love and drag queens become goddesses. As the final stages of his disease bend his vivid imagination, Elliot becomes the legendary hero Odysseus determined to bring his crew-his fellow patients on the AIDS ward home despite all the obstacles the gods throw in his way. The drama charts one man's heroic quest for Kleos - Glory, to live a life worthy of being remembered. Critic Martin Denton calls this a 'majestic play… poetic, surreal and wonderfully humorous.' "