Jason Gray Pratt wrote the Round House Theatre world premiere Crown of Shadows: The Wake of Odysseus offering a gripping, modern take on The Odyssey using contemporary language and leanings to paint a chilling portrait of the family the warrior leaves behind. Blake Robison directs. Starring Michael Morrow Hammack, Deborah Hazlett, Julia Proctor and Jefferson A. Russell. Closes this Sunday, May 6. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Tickets are $26 to $61. Call 240-644-1100 or visit roundhousetheatre.org.