US Marine Captain Elaine Edwards has just returned from her latest tour in Afghanistan but this time things are different; home doesn’t feel right and nothing makes sense. After a blow up fight with her husband propels her to skip town, she undertakes an Odyssean journey through the American landscape battling her monsters, trying to find her way home. 3w/2m, 80 minutes, no intermission.

“Stolowitz’ writing feels honest and authentic in its details of military life, but more importantly in its evocation of the profound”

Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

“[Stolowitz’] stripped-down approach creates a more personal journey...What’s left is a story about guilt, loss and finding a way back home.”

Penelope Bass, Willamette Week

“Stolowitz’s concept of telling Ithaka’s modern-day story through the framework of Homer’s epic poem is ingenious...an artfully crafted and socially relevant piece of theater.”

Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Portland Monthly

“Stolowitz’s writing is hilarious and harrowing.”

Patrick Brassell, Broadway World

“This is a play that investigates the grieving process... and how to find a way home after the experience of war. ”

Naomi Iizuka, Oregon Book Award Judge

Production History

Canada Premiere: Havana Theater. Vancouver, BC. May 2016.
Mid-west Premiere: Infusion Theater. Chicago, Il. March 2014.
World Premiere: Artists Repertory Theater. Portland, OR. May 2013.