Greek-inspired play ‘Penelope’ Kicks Off The Cultch’s 40th Anniversary Season Sept. 25th

23 Sep


The Cultch kicks off their 40th anniversary season with the Canadian premiere of Penelope this Wednesday, September 25th. The play is Enda Walsh’s critically acclaimed take on Homer’s The Odyssey brought to you by Rumble Theatre

It’s 11:30 a.m. and already 35 degrees. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool on a sun-scorched Greek island, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and lock horns over another man’s wife. They are the last of the hundred suitors vying for Penelope’s hand as she waits ten lonely years for her husband, Odysseus, to return from the Trojan Wars. They preen and posture and drink in a ludicrous ritual of courting and competition. But as the day wears on and the signs of Odysseus’s arrival grow more ominous, one of them must win Penelope’s love or they will all die trying! The play promises to be riveting, savage and a wildly funny take on the classic Greek myth.

Penelope runs from September 25th to October 13th at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $18, or by  phone at 604.251.1363, or in person at The Cultch Box Office, 1895 Venables Street.    

If you’d like you check out a few of the characters, here are a couple of teasers. First meet Dunne, then meet Fitz, then come out to the show and see it live!

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