The Penelopiad and A Flea in Her Ear
LOCATION: 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
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George Brown College's Theatre School presents The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood and A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau
Yonge Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
April 11 - 22
As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring 20 years of waiting while her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. During his absence, Penelope fights off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as a brief footnote in Homer's original story, ruthlessly hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life's story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband.
A Flea in Her Ear
April 12 - 22
Raymonde Chandelbise suspects her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. She confides her doubts to her friend, Lucienne, who suggests a trick to test him: write a letter, from a fictitious and anonymous admirer, suggesting a rendezvous at a shady, notorious hotel. Winner of the 2006 Jefferson Award for best adaptation, Ives' translation of the original’s dazzling plot is crisp and lovingly ridiculous.