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

April 11-22

Yonge Centre for the Performing Arts

50 Tank House Lane, Toronto

The Penelopiad

April 11 - 22

The Penelopiad

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

A Flea In Her Ear

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.