1969: A Hallucinogenic Trip Through a Single Turbulent Year
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Written by Tony-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Once), Penelope is a blackly comic re-imagining of the story of Odysseus' wife. In The Odyssey, Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus, patiently awaited the return of her husband as suitors sought to marry her behind his back. In Walsh's clever and eloquent riff, brought to life in Rogue Machine Theatre's magnificently decrepit production, the suitors are clad in Speedos and camping out in an empty swimming pool under a scorching sun. Locked in a do-or-die competition for Penelope's hand, they'll do anything to win the prize and cheat death. First grabbing audiences with Disco Pigs, Walsh has gone on to win numerous awards, including an Obie and four Edinburgh Fringe First Awards, and wrote the screenplay for the Michael Fassbender film Hunger, which won the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Learn More
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This play is surreal and a lot of fun! It's well thought out, the characters are defined, its approach to the subject is unique and its unbiased presentation of events lets you compose your own perspective of that remarkable year and its impact on America's history. Awesomely put together! Go see it!
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An unexpected treat. This is an LSD trip down memory lane (and also things that did not happen but could have!) starring a whole bunch of real and imaginary characters from that crazy year. Highly visual, boldly theatrical, and definitely...continued
Contains brief nudity and herbal cigarette smoke.