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. This all female company retells Homer’s Odyssey through Penelope’s eyes: her husband’s return, along with vengeance and a shocking and violent injustice. Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Alias Grace) 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 »


The Wednesday Speakeasy
January 23
January 30
February 6

Pre-show Theatre Talk with James Stewart Reaney
Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm

Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad

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