Meg O'Dell '19 'sparks empathy' in Columbus production
International studies and theatre major Meg O’Dell ‘19, is taking on the role of Alison Bechdel in her poignant and hilarious musical “Fun Home,” now playing at the CATCO theatre in Columbus.
O’Dell, who is a vocal studies minor, portrays “medium Alison” during her young adult years in college.
The Columbus Dispatch noted O’Dell’s performance. “As college-aged Medium Alison, Meg Odell sparks empathy and laughter with her intensity of passion and self-doubt.”
“Odell shines in one of the funniest scenes, also an exhilarating song (“Changing My Major”), as Alison connects with Joan (Jenny Case, droll in her sexual maturity and full of amused smiles but also compassion) at Oberlin College. Odell’s kaleidoscopic cascade of feelings and newfound self-awareness is endearing.”
The talented O’Dell also won first place in the musical theatre category of the NATS Regional Singing Competition at the University of Toronto.