English Professor Raymond Healey
English Professor Raymond Healey is taking his performance-based lectures out of the classroom and onto the stage, so to speak, for one classic event at Hostos Community College.

On Wednesday, May 4, the Savoy Multi-Purpose Room will welcome several of the greatest characters in literature for one “classical” performance that will be both entertaining and educational.

Titled, “A Night With The Great Odysseus: Sacker of Cities-Telling Epic Stories of Love, Travel and Adventure,” the event builds off of Professor Healey’s “Classics-heavy” curriculum he has used to teach English and Literature since 2010 at Hostos.

Joining Professor Healey for this event will be other members of the Hostos faculty, including Drew Hubner, who will play Zeus and his son; Robert Waddell, who will portray Homer; and Tom Mencher as Hermes, Aeneas and Virgil. This first-time event will also include outside actors in other roles.

The “MC” for the performance will be the immortal character, Diomedes, “Breaker of Horses,” who was Odysseus’s best friend and a daring comrade at arms, also played by Professor Healey.

There also will be special appearances by: Zeus, Helen of Troy, Homer, Aphrodite, Apollo, Circe, Calypso, Hermes, and Aeneas.

Professor Healey, an adjunct assistant professor, teaches two sections of English 111, as well as one section of English 110.

This event will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Savoy Mult-Purpose Room. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Professor Ray Healey at DrRayHealey@gmail.com.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.