Don’t Miss The Penelopiad By Margaret Atwood, Modern Feminist Retelling Of Homer’s Epic The Odyssey From POV Of Penelope


THE PENELOPIAD by Margaret Atwood

The show continues this weekend, June 23rd and 24th at 8pm

Directed by J. Giachetti Assistant Director: Marisa Albano

Penelopiad Play Banner. Image Credit – SIST

Penelope, the wise and patient wife of the ancient Greek hero Odysseus, has passed beyond the veil of death. From Hades – the land of the dead – Penelope can see everything about her past and present, including her historical reputation as a perfectly faithful wife. However, she is haunted by the blood on her hands: the deaths of her twelve maids who were slaughtered by Odysseus under false pretenses. Begging the audience not to follow in her footsteps, Penelope re-tells the story of The Odyssey from her point of view, through a series of visions spanning her life.

Penelopiad Cast During Performance. Image Credit – SIST

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel by the same name, The Penelopiad is a poetic, feminist re-imagining of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey.

Facade of Building E
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

1000 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY 10301

General Admission: $27

Student/Senior: $25

SIST Members: $23

**Chairs will be provided, however, you can bring your own if you’d like!**

Banner Image: Cast photo. Image Credit – SIST


Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre

Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company presents the works of Shakespeare, and other classical theatre, in ‘site-specific’ locations, to provide an environmental theatrical experience. Dedicated to the cultural enrichment and education of the borough and beyond, SIST strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences. Since 1975 the mission of Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre (SIST) is to bring high quality Shakespearean, classical, and original theatre to the residents of Staten Island, and to provide an artistic opportunity for the actors, directors and designers who have chosen to make that community

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