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“The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood
November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until November 18, 2017
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Edgewood College presents The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood. Directed by Jeanne Leep.
November 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm
Additional performance Nov. 18 at 2:00 pm
The Diane Ballweg Theatre
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Notes: Who tells the story? Margret Atwood’s groundbreaking and proactive play retells the tale of Homer’s The Odyssey, through the lens of Odysseus’s long suffering wife, Penelope.
With a characteristic wry wit, Atwood recounts the plight of Penelope as she waits for her husband to return—fending off hundreds of suitors as she and her handmaidens hold together the house Odysseys abandoned for his quest. Upon his return, Odysseus inexplicably hangs Penelope’s twelve maids—a footnote in the original story, but the central event in Atwood’s retelling.
Rated PG13 for violence and mature subject matter. Not suitable for younger audiences.
Tickets are $15.00 for General Admission and $8.00 for Students/Seniors. To purchase tickets please visit http://theatre.edgewood.edu/. For more information please call 608-663-6710.
About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, Wis., Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. We serve approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our Monroe Street and Deming Way campuses, and online. The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Strategic Communications at 608-663-2333.