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Penelope

When:

Fri 22 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $39.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Red Stitch in association with Theatre Works presents the Australian premiere of Enda Walsh’s Penelope, a surreal, pitch-dark comedy inspired by Homer's Odyssey.

On a sun-scorched island off the coast of Greece, the beautiful Queen Penelope awaits the return of her husband from war. Beneath her window, four men - the last in a long line of suitors - hatch a plan to win her love and escape a grisly fate.

An outrageous tragicomedy about masculinity, human endeavour and the futility of conquest, Penelope premiered at the Galway Arts Festival in 2010, and won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Enda Walsh is the author of the award-winning Disco Pigs, staged in over 16 countries around the world, including Australia, and made into a film starring Cillian Murphy. His other plays include The Walworth Farce, Bedbound and Misterman.

Penelope sees Red Stitch perform at Theatre Works for the first time, with Red Stitch ensemble members Dion Mills and graduate Matthew Whitty with special guest actors James Wardlaw, Dion Mills, Lyall Brooks and Rosie Lockhart.