Monday, January 2, 2012

Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad Takes the Stage Jan 10 - 29 in Toronto

From a media release:

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly welcomes
a Nightwood Theatre production
THE PENELOPIAD
By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Kelly Thornton
Starring Megan Follows

January 10 - 29, 2012

“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood’s daring response to Homer’s classic tale.

TORONTO - The iconic Margaret Atwood offers a daring revision of Homer's Odyssey by giving voice to Penelope. Condemned to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life's story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. Atwood's acerbic wit brings one of history's most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. The Toronto premiere of The Penelopiad is helmed by award-winning director Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre, Canada's national women's theatre company.

"Half-Dorothy Parker, half-Desperate Housewives." -The Independent UK

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly welcomes
a Nightwood Theatre production
THE PENELOPIAD

By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Kelly Thornton
Starring Megan Follows
Designed by Denyse Karn
Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell

Show Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 8:00pm | Wednesday 1:30pm | Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm
   
Date:  January 10 - January 29, 2012
Venue: The Chamber - a fully accessible space
Price:  PWYC - $46, 20% disc. for patrons assisting patrons with disabilities
Info:  Please call 416 975-8555

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