I must admit that I have never read Homer’s Odyssey, but I love the Coen Brothers’ film adaptation, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Maybe that sentiment cheapens the structure and framework of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s world-premiere production of playwright and performer Ellen McLaughlin’s vivid and entrancing new work, Penelope, now playing in the Elizabeth… Continue reading A Modern-Day Odysseus Returns Home from a War, with PTSD, in Ellen McLaughlin’s “Penelope”
PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of “Penelope,” a new one-woman show written and performed by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Lisa Rothe, with music composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider for an onstage string quartet(!), on April 25-29 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill.