The Penelopiad, written by Margaret Atwood, is being mounted by Nightwood Theatre at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The all-female cast is led by veteran Canadian actor Megan Follows.
Atwood’s play is a revision of Homer’s Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus’s wife, Penelope, who tells her story and the story of her 12 murdered handmaidens.
This is the Toronto premiere of The Penelopiad, and it is directed by Kelly Thornton, the artistic director of Nightwood Theatre.
Below is a video interview by Brendan Healy, artistic director of Buddies, with Thornton, Follows and Kelli Fox.
For more information on the play and how to get tickets, click here. The play runs from Tuesday, Jan 10 to Sunday, Jan 29.