Lafayette’s College Theater presents The Penelopiad on the main stage of the Williams Center for the Arts from Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 9. All of the performances run from 8 to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for the general public and can be purchased by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays from noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and one hour before the show.
Adapted from her own daring narrative response to Homer’s Odyssey, Margaret Atwood brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary stage. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her 12 handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. Atwood’s acerbic wit and boundless imagination give us a provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability.
The all-student performance is directed by Suzanne Westfall, director of the arts and professor of English and theater, firstname.lastname@example.org.