The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

By margaret atwood, Directed by susan v. booth

March 2 – March 31 in the Albert Theatre

Opening Night is March 11, 2024

For her first production as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director, Susan Booth directs an unexpected remix of Homer’s The Odyssey—“stunning theater…satanically witty, profoundly moving” (Toronto Star)—told by the celebrated and subversive author of The Handmaid’s Tale.

It’s her turn. Penelope has waited 20 years for her husband to return from the Trojan War. Now, as authorial control of the famous story shifts to Odysseus’ long-suffering wife—and the 12 faithful maids who have long tended to her—we discover a new perspective on the domestic vigil. This ancient tale told anew by “one of the most admired authors in North America” (NPR) gives voice to those left behind.

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March 11, 2024: *The Penelopiad* Photos and Video

February 5, 2024: Announcing the Cast of *The Penelopiad*

March 29, 2023: Announcing the 2023-2024 Season