By Margaret Atwood, Directed by Emily Moler ’15, Black Box Studio, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Feb. 27 – March 4. All shows at 8 p.m., except the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
In a splendid contemporary twist on The Odyssey, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give a voice to Penelope, wife of Odysseus, and to her twelve maids. In this dazzling, playful retelling, the story becomes as wise and compassionate as it is haunting, and as wildly entertaining as it is unsettling. With wit and verve, drawing on the story-telling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, Atwood gives Penelope new life and reality – and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery. Seating is limited, so reservations are a must!
Federico García Lorca’s BLOOD WEDDING
A stage adaptation by Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond Mainstage Theater, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, April 10-12 and April 16-19 . All shows at 8 p.m., except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tradition, passion and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. Blood Wedding is rooted in the land, and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play is the rumbling of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Lorca’s poetic resistance.
TICKETS: $12 general admission, $8 students and senior citizens
For reservations or information, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For online ticketing, refer to Skidmore College Theater on Facebook or Skidmore.edu/theater. For group sales, please contact Kathy Mendenhall at (518) 580-5431.