Riot Act, Inc. Presents The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
What: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
When: Fri. Nov. 15 and Sat. Nov. 16 at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm.
Where: Riot Act, Inc.’s Studio 305 at Center for the Arts
Tickets: $10 students/seniors, $12 adults, in advance at www.riotactinc.org or at the door
Join us for a reading and discussion of The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. There are two opportunities to join us on Friday November 15 or Saturday Nov. 16. An energetic reading by actors with a lively discussion after the play, this is sure to be a entertaining and educational way to spend a fall evening. Tickets are a low $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adults.
Helmed by director Deborah Supowit, the cast includes Zachary Singer, Lacey Lukas, Margaret Gordon, Celia Ward, Macey Mott, Den Binderup, and Deborah herself.
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, inexplicably hangs Penelope’s twelve maids. Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel. ~ Faber Drama
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
*Project made possible by grants from Wyoming Arts Council/NEA, Cultural Council of JH, Community Foundation of JH, and Your Old Bill’s donations.*