Boston University College of Fine Arts School presents The Penelopiad

in CFA, Theatre
February 20th, 2013

From a 21st century Hades, School of Theatre’s Christine Hamel brings “The Odyssey,” as told by Penelope to the BCA — February 22 – March 2

Boston, MA – Featuring Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) Assistant Professor Christine Hamel in the title role, the School of Theatre brings Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad to the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Wimberly Theatre — February 22 – March 2.

The Penelopiad
Margaret Atwood, playwright
Elaine Vaan Hogue, director
Dates: Friday, February 22 – Saturday, March 2
Opening Night:
Friday, February 22, 8pm
Saturday, February 22, 8pm
Sunday, February 24, 2pm
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30pm
Thursday, February 28, 7:30pm
Friday, March 1, 8pm
Saturday, March 2, 8pm

Tickets: $12 general public; $10 BU Alumni, Huntington Theatre subscribers, WGBH and WBUR members, students, senior citizens, and groups. One free ticket with BU ID at the door.
Box Office: | 617.933.8600
Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Wimberly Theatre (527 Tremont Street, Boston)

The Penelopiad weaves together the events of Homer’s epic poem. “It is an echo of an echo of an echo,” said playwright, Margaret Atwood. “Both voices — that of Penelope, and that of the twelve handmaidens — speak from the Greek Underworld, where they are free to tell their story, and stretch credulity in The Odyssey.”

From a 21st century Hades, Odysseus’ ever-faithful wife recalls life in Sparta, her marriage to Odysseus, and the bloody aftermath of his return from war in this stage-adaptation of Atwood’s 2005 novella, The Penelopiad.