The Everyman presented a rehearsed reading of Penelope, by Enda Walsh, as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows for The Everyman stage and available on live audio broadcast.
Enda Walsh‘s play is a riveting and savage, tragicomic take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus.
It’s 11.30a.m. and already it’s thirty-three degrees celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love. Complete with its echoes of Beckett, Pinter and of course James Joyce, Penelope is a fascinating take on one of the most ancient of Greek myths, reforged for our time by one of Ireland’s most innovative and beguiling writers.
On Enda Walsh:
“One of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre, and one who has a direct conduit to our wanting hearts.”—Guardian
“Superbly talented.”—Paul Muldoon, The Times Literary Supplement
Written by Enda Walsh
Directed by Gavin McEntee
Mark D’Aughton, Dominic MacHale, Gary Murphy and Damian Punch.
Running time 90 MINS | NO INTERVAL