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April 2015 - Extras: THE PENELOPIAD

“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins THE PENELOPIAD, Margaret Atwood’s daring response to Homer’s The Odyssey. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. Atwood’s acerbic wit brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. A provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability.

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian award-winning writer best known for her poetry, short-stories and novels. The internationally-known author has written award-winning poetry, short-stories and novels, including The Circle Game (1966), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Snowbird (1981), The Blind Assasin (2000), The Tent (2006) and more. Her words have been translated into 30 different languages.

Mother Road’s Artistic Director Julia Thudium directs THE PENELOPIAD. She has assembled an all-star female cast including Wendy Scott, Lee Kitts, Jen Stephenson, Alissa Hall, Katie Farmin, Stephanie Ann Landers, Bridget S. Dunne, Pip Lustgarten, Kelsey Ann O'Keefe, Kate Chavez, Bonnie Hager, Rhiannon Frazier and Mother Roaders: Amy Bourque and Jessica Quindlen.

THE PENELOPIAD opens April 17 and runs through April 26, TWO WEEKENDS ONLY! Performances will be at the Airdance Artspace 3030 Isleta Blvd SW. Curtain times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 for general public, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. For more information contact Mother Road at 505-243-0596 or

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