Title

Penelope

Year of production

2011

Dates of production

Dec 1, 2011-Feb 5, 2012

Venue

Steppenwolf Theatre

Director(s)

Amy Morton

Theater company/group

Steppenwolf

Theater company type

Professional

Actor(s) (or other performers)

Scott Jaeck
Logan Vaughn
Ian Barford
Tracy Letts
Yasen Peyankov

Other contributor(s)

Walt Spangler (Scenic Design)
Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Design)
James F. Ingalls (Lighting Design)
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Original Music and Sound Design)

Play author (as advertised)

Edna Walsh

Primary ancient source

Homer

Language(s)

English

Performative genre(s)

Play

Notes

On a sun-scorched island off the coast of Greece, beautiful Penelope awaits the return of her husband, Odysseus, from the Trojan 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.

Source(s) of information

http://www.steppenwolf.org/About-Us/history/productions/index.aspx?id=528

Street

1650 N Halsted St