Steppenwolf Theatre Presents Penelope, The Story of Odysseus' Wife
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The last date listed for Penelope was Tuesday January 24, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Nina Raine's Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the defiantly idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon of his parents' house. He's adapted brilliantly to his hearing family's unconventional ways, but they've never returned the favor, leaving Billy isolated and alone -- and without the use of sign language. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness herself, that he finally understands what it feels like to be understood. The deaf community becomes his new "tribe," leading to tensions with his family. The play premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010 with a sold-out run, which garnered rave reviews and numerous honors, and then made another critically acclaimed appearance off-Broadway, where it won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Learn More
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Featured review from newengland
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You've got to be kidding! I felt sorry for the actors who are obviously craftsmen stuck with a pretentious, sophomoric story! The man next to me fell asleep. My friend and I were convulsed by derisive laughter. The play seems to strive for something profound and existential. "No exit" and "Waiting for Godot" it ain't! They were wise not to provide an intermission. Most of the audience would have left. . . .As it was, it was "no escape" and "waiting for the end". John Mahoney did not appear. You might want to skip this one!
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I see a play a week and this play , with out without JOhn Mahoney, was one of the worst. The long monologues...the screaming at each other....good grief...dont ask this playwright back...my group was ready to kill me for recommeding it...
Ever wonder what was happening at home while Odysseus was off fighting in Troy?
On a sun-scorched island off the coast of Greece, beautiful Penelope awaits the return of her husband from war. Beneath her window, four Speedo-clad men camp in an empty swimming pool, a cock-eyed internment where both provisions and time are running low. Locked in a do-or-die competition to win Penelope’s love, they preen and posture and connive in a last ditch effort to cheat a grisly fate.
Penelope, the newest play by powerhouse Irish playwright Enda Walsh, is an eloquent, wildly funny riff on life, love and the war at home.
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America's most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.