Penelope: Imaginative Irish Adaptation of Homer's Odyssey at the Studio Theatre
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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Featured review from Warren JonesRed Velvet
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Performances were not perfect but overall an excellent production in a very cozy theater. Nearly all seats are close to the stage. The good vs. bad definitions are very fuzzy, making the audience think and removing the comfort of watching a typical production with good guys and villains. At least for the woman next to me, that soured her on the production. I really liked the way the story was told and the performances although there were a few rough spots, particularly the final act.
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“…extravagantly imaginative….deliciously acted.” —_The New York Times _
“This is extraordinary theatre!” —T_he Sunday Independent_
A Druid Production
by Enda Walsh
directed by Mikel Murfi
One of The New York Times’ top 10 productions of 2010!
Quinn, Burns, Dunne and Fitz’s routine of desperately competing for the love of fair Penelope takes a dramatic turn when the four suitors realize that each of them had the same dream prophesying her husband’s return home after years away at war. Not only will he reclaim his wife’s love, they foresee him slaughtering all her suitors! The four men decide the only way to save their lives is to support one of their fellow suitors to win Penelope’s love before her husband returns. As the men take turns encouraging the “wooer-at-bat,” their longing for Penelope and jealous tendencies lead to sabotage that put their very existence in jeopardy!
(Photo: Niall Buggy, Aaron Monaghan and Karl Shiels by Robert Day)