If we’re going to talk about the Trojan War, we need a drink.
Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, is fed up and has some things she wants to say. With glass of bourbon in hand, she takes the microphone to chronicle those twenty years waiting on the small island kingdom of Ithaca.
With soulful music, this witty and thoughtful musical flips the script on the dutiful wife, as Penelope steps out of the background to claim her time in the spotlight.
Running time is approximately 70 minutes, no intermission.
This show is recommended for teens and up, has mild adult language, and will use theatrical haze. Click here for more detailed content warnings.
SPONSORED BY THE JENNA AND PAUL SEGAL FOUNDATION
SigWorks: The Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative is a partnership with the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation to produce new works by women playwrights with women directors.
New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan
The world premiere of Penelope was originally produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, NY. Davis McCallum, Artistic Director / Kendra Ekelund, Managing Director.
Penelope was developed, in part, through the Founders’ Club Residency as part of the Orchard Project, Ari Edelson, Artistic Director
Show art does not necessarily reflect production casting.
Photo by Christopher Mueller. Model: Rebecca Ballinger
Music & Lyrics by
Alex Bechtel, Grace McLean & Eva Steinmetz
Based on writings in The Odyssey by
Music Directed by
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Production Stage Manager
Associate Scenic Designer
Sarah Beth Hall
Assistant Lighting Designer