Stagelighters presenting 'The Odyssey' at SCHS

Stagelighters presenting 'The Odyssey' at SCHS
During a rehearsal for the South Carroll High School Stagelighters' production, the Stranger finishes the story of Odysseus in the Banquet Hall of Ithaca. Pictured from left: Konner Pavlik, John Wardell, Ryan Keeley, Austin Shields, Federico Alvarado, Tori Prestianni and Jacob Miller. (Submitted photo by Heather MacLean)

Having re-imagined Homer's famous myth, the South Carroll High School Stagelighters are presenting "The Odyssey," which follows the Greek hero Odysseus as he valiantly seeks to return to his homeland — and to his wife and child — after a long war.

Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, had spent 10 years fighting at Troy and his epic journey back took him another 10 years. Meanwhile, his family did not know what had become of him.


"'The Odyssey' is a timeless tradition that we have endeavored to present in a new way by incorporating elements of music, choreography and lighting," said co-director Caitlin Adolph. "We will transport the audience into ancient Greek times and make them feel like they are traveling with Odysseus across the Aegean [Sea]."

Adolph and Marcia Franklin are directing this production, with assistant directing credit to Alyson Marks.

The lead actors for this play are: Odysseus, William Babin; The Stranger, Federico Alvarado; Penelope, Tori Prestianni; Athena, Marissa Mowers; Telemachus, Jacob Miller; Circe, Elizabeth Larsen; and Calypso, Jordan Joyce.

Roslyn Heald, co-head of the props committee, said, "I'm excited to assist the actors and audience in their immersion into the show through our use of props and scenery."

Opening night for the production was Nov. 6. The Stagelighters' last three showings of "The Odyssey" will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available at the door or online at Adult tickets are $10 each and tickets for high school students and children are $8 each.

For more information or tickets, call 410-751-3575 ext. 2283.

South Carroll High School is at 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Christmas bazaar

Taylorsville United Methodist Church will have a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the church.

Handmade crafts and home-baked goods, as well as an assortment of food and drink items, will be for sale throughout the day.

Breakfast sandwiches will be available from 9 to 10 a.m. Fried oyster platters, with green beans and choice of macaroni salad or potato salad, will be available from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with a variety of sandwiches, soups, pies and beverages.

Hayrides, face painting, a train garden and the opportunity to visit with Santa will be available free of charge throughout the event.

In addition, there will be a Santa's re-gifting shop for bargains with new or nearly new items to choose from, as well as a silent auction.


The church is at 4356 Ridge Road, Taylorsville.

For more information, call the church at 410-875-4101.

Baskets as prizes

The Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club will host a basket bingo Nov. 15 at Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the first game starting at 7 p.m.

All baskets will be filled, many with holiday themed items.

Tickets are $15 if purchased by Nov. 14 and $18 at the door. Additional cards and games will be available for purchase, to include a cash King Tut.

A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.

All proceeds will benefit community projects and activities.

Bring a canned food item and receive a Junior Jackpot game card. There is a limit of one free card per person.

For more information or tickets, call Linda at 410-848-2235, Betty at 410-848-3444 or Emma at 410-795-9889.

Tacos and Tunes

Calvary Lutheran Church will have a Tacos and Tunes Fundraiser from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in its fellowship hall.

Tickets are $10 each no matter the age, and include all-you-can-eat tacos, drinks and desserts.

Music will be provided by the Calvary Youth.

The seventh- and eighth-grade confirmation classes are hosting this event as a fundraiser for the youth retreat.

Calvary Lutheran Church is at 16151 Old Frederick Road, Woodbine.

For more information, call the church at 410-489-5280 or visit

Debbie Gartrell-Kemp covers Mount Airy, Taylorsville, Winfield, Woodbine and Lisbon. Contact her at 410-861-6058 before 9 p.m. or