Spriet Stage

Margaret Atwood's
The Penelopiad

"STUNNING." - Toronto Star

"SUPERB... smart, beautiful." - Now Magazine

"An absolute triumph." - The Globe and Mail

Margaret Atwood's
The Penelopiad

 
 
Directed by Megan Follows
Starring Seana McKenna

January 22 to February 9, 2019
Spriet Stage
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

Open Caption performances Wednesday, January 30 at 1:00pm and 7:30pm.  Learn more »

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Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm
 

Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad

The Cast

Praneet Akilla
Odysseus
Claire Armstrong
Maid
Tess Benger
Maid
Nadine Bhabha
Maid
Ingrid Blekys
Maid
Dejah Dixon-Green
Maid
Deborah Drakeford
Maid
Seana McKenna
Penelope
Ellora Patnaik
Maid
Monice Peter
Maid
Siobhan Richardson
Maid

Production Team

Megan Follows
Director
Philippa Domville
Choreographer
Charlotte Dean
Set Designer
Dana Osborne
Costume Designer
Bonnie Beecher
Lighting Designer
Jamie Nesbitt
Projection Designer
Deanna H. Choi
Composer / Sound Designer / Vocal Coach
Beatrice Campbell
Stage Manager
Loreen Gibson
Assistant Stage Manager
Loralie Pollard
Apprentice Stage Manager
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