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Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad
January 22, 2019 - February 9, 2019
anuary 22 to February 9, 2019
Opens January 25
“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins Penelope, the famously faithful wife of the Greek hero Odysseus, speaking from the afterlife in Hades. Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Alias Grace) retells Homer’s Odyssey through Penelope’s eyes: her husband’s return, along with vengeance and a shocking and violent injustice. The Penelopiad flips the classical myth on its head, giving voice to the chorus of ten handmaidens. With acerbic wit and inspired originality, this contemporary take on an ancient tale is Atwood at her finest.
“It is one thing to read Atwood – another to experience her words on the stage. Listen closely as these women from ancient times speak modern truths.” – Dennis Garnhum
Don’t miss legendary actor Seana McKenna in her only stage appearance in 2019! In a recent interview, Ms McKenna talked about her career and taking a break from the stage.