The Penelopiad

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Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad retells the story of the Odyssey from the perspective of Penelope and her Twelve Maids.

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Location: The BlueShore at CapU - Birch Building

Fee: $22/$15/$11

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The Penelopiad;

November 20, 23, 24 & 27  @ 8 p.m. | November 28 @ 2 p.m.

As portrayed in Homer's 'Odyssey', Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic adventures around the Mediterranean - slaying monsters and grappling with amorous goddesses. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a footnote in Homer's original story, ruthlessly hangs Penelope's twelve maids.

A CapU Theatre Department Production

*This production uses non-toxic fog and haze. Strong Content and Adult Themes.


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