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Award-winning Penelopiad back at Buddies

Play based on Margaret Atwood novel stars Megan Follows

The Penelopiad. Credit: Xtra files

The Penelopiad, one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed plays of 2012, is back at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. It runs from Jan 8 to Feb 10.

The play, written by Margaret Atwood and produced by Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre, is a sly response to Homer’s Odyssey and focuses on the 20 years that Penelope’s husband, Odysseus, was off fighting the Trojan War. 
The Penelopiad’s all-female cast won the 2012 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble. Kelli Fox won the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Supporting Actress.    
Megan Follows reclaims the lead role as Penelope, and Fox is back as Odysseus. Below is a video interview with Fox and Follows, accompanied by some footage from the 2012 production.