Diane Ballweg Theatre
by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Jeanne Leep
With characteristic a wry wit, Margaret Atwood flips Homer’s The Odyssey
by recounting the plight of Penelope as she waits for husband Odysseus to return—fending off hundreds of suitors as she and her handmaidens hold together the house Odysseus has abandoned for his quest. Upon his arrival, Odysseus’s treatment of the maids, a footnote in the original story, becomes the central event in Atwood’s brilliant and contemporary retelling.
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