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THE PENELOPIAD
By Margaret Atwood. Directed By: Eliana Marianes
Location: Cellar Theatre | Approx. Runtime: Two Hours
Mar. 17-21 @ 8PM, Mar. 21-22 @ 2:30PM

Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) provides a contemporary take on Homer’s Odyssey, focusing instead on the faithful Penelope and her struggles to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, raise her son, and thwart innumerable suitors in her husband’s absence. Upon his return to Ithaca, Odysseus lays waste to not only the suitors but twelve maids tasked with helping Penelope delay the suitors’ advances. Atwood’s haunting retelling serves as an examination of the importance of shifting perspectives and complicity in the face of injustice.

CAST

TO BE ANNOUNCED (AUDITIONS TO BE HELD IN LATE FALL)