On Stage with "The Penelopiad" - Performing Arts Theatre Series Fall 2011

December 3, 2011 | Bill V.

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"Now that I'm dead I know everything" - so begins The Penelopiad and how mysteriously powerful is that phrase?   Please join us for a free program on Monday December 5, from 7-8 pm, and hear guest speaker  Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director of Nightwood Theatre, talk about the play "The Penelopiad" written by Margaret Atwood.

This retelling by Atwood of the Greek myth is available in both English and French, Greek, as well as a play version, audiobook and downloadable ebook.




The National Arts Centre did a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2007-2008 and did a useful study guide that is available online.



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This is the last in our program on current Toronto theatre - On Stage Performing Arts Theatre Series - six lectures / six theatres.  They are free of charge in the Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Auditorium.

  • “The Normal Heart” hear guest speaker Joel Greenberg, Director and Artistic Director, Studio 180 Theatre on Monday, October 3, 7 - 8 pm.
  • "Ghosts”  hear guest speaker Paula Wing, Associate Artist, Soulpepper Theatre Company  on Monday, October 24, 7 - 8 pm.
  •  “The Children's Republic”  hear guest speaker Hannah Moscovitch, Playwright-in-Residence, Tarragon Theatre on Monday November 7, 7 - 8 pm.
  • “Red” hear guest speaker Natasha Mytnowych,  Associate Director of Programming, Canadian Stage  on Monday, November 14, 7 - 8 pm.
  • “Topdog/Underdog” hear guest speaker Philip Akin, Director and Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company on Monday, November 28, 7 - 8 pm.
  • “The Penelopiad”  hear guest speaker: Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director, Nightwood Theatre on Monday, December 5, 7 - 8 pm.










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