The cast of 18 was continually transforming into gods, creatures, suitors, animals, etc. (with the help of simple but evocative costumes (Ashley Bryan) against a stylized background mural of mountain and sea with a dash of horses and fire (Fred Engelgau) and the dramatic use of acrobatic silks (especially by Meghan Malusek and Devin Faught) I particularly enjoyed Tobin Bates' performance as jovial swineherd Eumaeus and Joseph Mull as Hermes on his bicycle.
That said, this type of theatre is not really my cup of tea -- strikes me as overwrought, archaic, sexist, machismo -- but The Odyssey IS "fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest." (Wikipedia) so it deserves a little respect -- and this dramatic, two-hour-and-55-minute epic does bring it to life with a vengeance.
Hard to believe only a few weeks ago, we were sweating (and the actors sweating even more) at Schoolhouse Rock — yet tonight on LCC's same outdoor stage, we were shivering under a blanket. One more show, 7 pm Sunday, and the forecast is even chillier. Seriously, dress for a November football game.