Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka

By Christopher Buehlman

Co-directed by Christen Hailey and Chris Holcom

Mar. 8 – 25, 2012

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka is the story of the chaos that ensues when Aphrodite, goddess of love, and Pan, goat-legged god of shagging everything, descend on the island of Ithaka to seek revenge for the fall of Troy.

Before the night is over, Pan is defiled by an old woman, the suitors to Penelope suffer an unutterable act of humiliation, and Odysseus, King of Ithaka, returns from the war to find that his child-bride has become a woman to be reckoned with.

An ingenious mix of highbrow and lowbrow humor, who could have guessed in school that The Odyssey could be so much funny? Fill your wine glass, nail down your livestock, and prepare to laugh really hard.

Ricky Cona in Jobsite's Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)



‘Hot Nights,’ ‘Mockingbird’ offer contrasts to theatergoers – Tampa Tribune

Cast & Crew

  • Christen Hailey – Co-Director
  • Chris Holcom – Co-Director
  • Jaime Giangrande-Holcom – Stage Manager


  • Ricky Cona – Telemakos
  • Slake Counts – Eurymakos/Xanthe
  • Jason Evans – Pan
  • Michael C. McGreevy – Odysseus
  • Spencer Meyers – Amphinomous/Gryta
  • Andresia Moseley – Aphrodite
  • Roz Potenza – Penelope
  • Owen Robertson – Antinoos/Melantho
  • Francine Wolf – Eurykleia


  • Bridgette Dreher – Costume Designer
  • Shaun Hailey – Sound Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Poster Artist
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic/Lighting Designer

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