The Penelopiad

Thursday April 23, 2015

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3030 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
US

Phone: 505-842-9418

Cost:

$15-$20

Ages:

13+

Contact:

Box Office

Phone: 505-243-0596
Website: Click to Visit

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Margaret Atwood's daring response to Homer's The Odyssey, told with acerbic wit and a new look at a woman's longing. Runs through 4/26.

Presented by Mother Road Theatre Company. “Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins THE PENELOPIAD, Margaret Atwood’s daring response to Homer’s The Odyssey. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. Atwood’s acerbic wit brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. A provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability.

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