Only two thousand years to tell her side of the story.

The Penelopiad

written by Margaret Atwood
directed by Ron Jenkins

Studio Ensemble

Performance Hall Drama

November 28 - December 1
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“Satanically witty and yet profoundly moving.” -The Toronto Star

A fresh, witty, and daring retelling of Homer’s Odyssey through the eyes of his long-suffering wife Penelope. One of Canada’s most celebrated writers looks at one of history’s most powerful myths in a new, contemporary light.

Content Advisory Mature themes & language, simulated sexual content and violence.

The Penelopiad is approximately one hour and forty-five minutes in length, plus a fifteen minute intermission.

Wednesday, November 28 7:30pm
Thursday, November 29 2:00pm
Thursday, November 29 7:30pm
Friday, November 30 7:30pm
Saturday, December 1 2:00pm (Relaxed Performance)
Saturday, December 1 7:30pm

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photo credit Peter Pokorny

Ben Alto-Bond Icarius / Phasianna / Maid / Suitor
Mackenzie-Breeze Bone Eurycleia / Menelaus / Chloris / Maid
Lara Hamburg Tanis / Maid
Andrea Lemus Olavarrieta Anticleia / Iole / Maid
Bryn Mackay-Pettyjohn Telemachus / Selene / Maid
Emil Mogensen Laertes / Appolonious / Celandine / Maid
Maddie Morrison Antinous / Alecto / Maid
Annie O’Connor Melantho / Maid
Avry Payne Penelope
Chris Perrins Odysseus
Kyra Reine Oracle / Pertrocolous / Kerthia / Maid
Emily Rittamer Naiad Mother / Zoe / Maid / Suitor
Jordan Shillingford Helen of Troy / Narcissa / Maid
Joscelyne Tamburri Klytie / Maid

written by Margaret Atwood

director Ron Jenkins*
movement director Laura Krewski*
assistant director Lara Hamburg
assistant movement director Andrea Lemus
music director / composer Joscelyne Tamburri
stage manager Avery Fehr
assistant stage managers Lara Hamburg & Andrea Lemus
projection designer Maia Crockett
sound designer Chris Perrins
set designers Emil Mogensen & Jordan Shillingford
scenic painter Carole Klemm
lighting designers Bryn Mackay-Pettyjohn & Emily Rittamer
costume designers Kyra Reine & Maddie Morrison
props Annie O’Connor & Ben Alto-Bond
marketing / foh / box office Avry Payne & Joscelyne Tamburri
business manager Mackenzie-Breeze Bone
fight choreographer Jacques Lemay
voice & dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor Bannerman

*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

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Relaxed Performance December 1, 2:00pm

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