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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood at University Players

  • University Players 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 Canada (map)

EVENT: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

DATES: February 1 - February 10, 2019


COST: $8 - $22

The Penelopiad 

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