House: West Coast Premiere of Daniel MacIvor's One-Man Comedy
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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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Featured review from Harold ShaboRed Velvet
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A riveting performance that had me on the edge of my seat. And the writing is excellent. I took my friend and her 11 year old daughter. Although she may not have understood all of the monologue, she was laughing out loud and still talking about how much she enjoyed the play two days later.
As an adult who has seen mental illness up close, the play was poignant. What on the surface was "funny", was in fact truly sad. We are not told where the play acutally takes place but the hints are quite clear. See if you can figure it out.
Unfortunately on the night I attended, there was a sparse audience. The perforrmance and the play should have been a full house and certainly rates major venues across the country.