the penelopiad in toronto

2/9/2013: saw margaret atwood’s “the penelopiad,” a nightwood theatre production performed at buddies in bad times theatre, in toronto. it’s a feminist take on homer’s odyssey, in which penelope’s story becomes front and center, haunted by the shocking hanging of the 12 maids on odysseus’s return (an event that gets hardly any mention in the overall analysis of the narrative). written, directed, acted and designed by women, it’s a provocative interrogation of human “his-story.”

margaret atwood's "the penelopiad"
margaret atwood’s “the penelopiad”