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University Players Presents The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

February 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - February 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

UP Windsor The Penelopiad Poster

University Players (UP Windsor) presents the modern Greek drama with music, The Penelopiad, at Essex Hall Theatre on February 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2019..

From the classic Greek tale of the Trojan War comes this alternate perspective from Penelope, the long-suffering wife of Odysseus.

War has broken out over the kidnapping of Helen of Troy, and Odysseus is obligated to join in battle, which lasts many years. Upon his return, he kills the suitors who pursued Penelope in his absence, and her 12 maids, who he believes helped them. The play

Underscored with music from a chorus of the 12 slaughtered maids, this drama comes to us from distinguished Canadian author Margaret Atwood. A righteously feminist retelling of the classic story.

Written by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Kelli Fox

Evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday start at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.

Essex Hall Theatre is located on the University of Windsor campus on the corner of Wyandotte and Patricia.

“Satanically witty and yet profoundly moving… a pitiless indictment of the horrors men bring onto women, but even more frighteningly, the horrors that women do to each other” – The Toronto Star

University of Windsor students can purchase a ticket for just $8, and regular price tickets start at $19.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000 ext. 2808.

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Maids in Univiesity Players Windsor’s production of The Penelopiad shown during rehearsal of a scene where they are hanging with nooses around their neck on Jan. 29, 2019. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.



February 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
February 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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