The Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus Grade 5 play was a stage show of epic proportion – in the most literal sense of the word. The show was an adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey,” the world’s oldest living story. An adventure of monsters and men set after the Trojan War, the story took on a modern twist May 11 in McGehee Auditorium. The fifth graders’ version of the Odyssey begins with a field trip to a museum where students are bored by “old and dirty” artifacts they don’t find relevant. Soon, six of the students find themselves flung into the middle of the story itself. Athena tells them they must complete the path of Odysseus’ journey to have any hope of returning home. Their adventure includes encounters with sea witches, Cyclopses, wild Lotus Eaters and more as the fight their way back home. The show was directed expertly by Daniel Austin with musical direction by Beth Zerkowski. Congratulations fifth graders on a successful showcase of your dramatic and musical mastery! For more photos from the play, visit our online gallery. A video of the production is here.