The Penelopiad: The Odyssey from Penelope's Point-of-View

In a twist on Homer's Greek epic, Margaret Atwood's adaptation of her 2005 novella, The Penelopiad, finds the doomed wife of Odysseus looking back on her eventful life from 21st-century Hades. Along with recalling her early life and marriage, Penelope reveals how she was forced to deal with a multitude of unruly suitors over the decade she waits for her husband to return from the Trojan War, only to result in a massacre once he does. BU School of Theatre Assistant Professor Christine Hamel stars in the title role.

$9.00 per ticket at http://www.goldstar.com/events/boston-ma/the-penelopiad

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a little bit of a confused opinion of this show, honestly. The candid monologues from Penelope were interesting, but I also found the show to be repetitive, with weird musical numbers. But I will say that it's always good to be exposed to things that are different than mainstream theater, different than movies. And the discussion afterwards was PHENOMENAL, meeting each other and unpacking this show.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here SUPER early. Red coat, neon shoes.

    February 28, 2013

  • Cheryl G.

    Hi there. I'm Cheryl and I'm "hosting" the Penelopiad event on February 28. This will be my second event with this Meetup group, both hosting and attending!

    If you haven't already gotten your ticket, there is a link above to buy it at a discounted price through Goldstar. Seating is general admission. Let's meet by 7:15pm outside at the front entrance of the building. I'll be the one with a brown winter coat, rainbow fingerless gloves, and jeans. I'm Caucasian with long curly brown hair. My photo is up on my Meetup profile. Hopefully we can all get seats together.

    I'll find someplace for us to go after the play to discuss, if people are interested. I look forward to meeting everyone!

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      got my ticket, see you there

      1 · February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be looking forward to discussing afterward, if that happens

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • Jen

    I unfortunately have a conflict and have to cancel but plan to go to this over the weekend

    February 27, 2013

  • Jen

    I might be able to host in Brighton if another location is not found.

    February 19, 2013

    • Cheryl G.

      Thanks, Jen. I posted the location just after I submitted the event. Hope you can come!

      February 19, 2013

  • Maia

    I would love to go to this but I can't do Thursdays :( If anyone else would like to attend the Friday or Saturday performances (March 1, 2), I'll probably go to one of those.

    February 19, 2013

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