‘The Penelopiad’: The dead do tell tales

November 5, 2013 

“Now that I am dead, I know everything” begins Carrboro High School’s production of “The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood. This modern response to Homer’s “The Odyssey,” is a playful and poignant tale of Odysseus’ patient wife, Penelope (played by Nicole Gabriel, above), and her dutiful maids (including Samantha Flaugher, behind Gabriel). As the action flashes back and forth from Ithaca to Hades, hints of Greek tradition creep through CHS’ production via student-composed song and hand-crafted masks. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, free for CHCCS faculty and staff.

MARK SCHULTZ — mschultz@newsobserver.com

“Now that I am dead, I know everything” begins Carrboro High School’s production of “The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood.

This modern response to Homer’s “The Odyssey,” is a playful and poignant tale of Odysseus’ patient wife, Penelope and her dutiful maids. As the action flashes back and forth from Ithaca to Hades, hints of Greek tradition creep through CHS’ production via student-composed song and hand-crafted masks.

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, free for CHCCS faculty and staff.

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