EVENT: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
DATES: February 1 - February 10, 2019
COST: $8 - $22
by Margaret Atwood
directed by Kelli Fox
Modern Greek Drama with Music
From the classic Greek tale of the Trojan War comes this alternate perspective from Penelope, the long-suffering wife of Odysseus.
War has broken out over the kidnapping of Helen of Troy, and Odysseus is obligated to join in battle, which lasts many years. Upon his return, he kills the suitors who pursued Penelope in his absence, and her 12 maids, who he believes helped them.
Underscored with music from a chorus of the 12 slaughtered maids, this drama comes to us from distinguished Canadian author Margaret Atwood. A righteously feminist retelling of the classic story.
“Satanically witty and yet profoundly moving… a pitiless indictment of the horrors men bring onto women, but even more frighteningly, the horrors that women do to each other” – The Toronto Star
VENUE: University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4