Bonjour Citygaragistes,

Only two weeks left for “The Penelopiad.” It will be closing December 18th so if you haven’t made your reservations, do it now! Critics have been saying some wonderful things:

Top Ten! Recommended!
“To see a cast of 13 women onstage is a delight, and to see 11 of them metamorphose into a raft of ducks, a ship, a group of weavers, a pair of sacrificial animals, and more — feels like a modern yet anciently rooted chorus at its best and is a credit to Frédérique Michel’s choreography and direction.”
Amanda L. Andrei, Stage Raw

“Yet another amazing and arousing production at City Garage Theatre retelling the story of the Trojan War. With choreography, singing and nudity… plenty of it!”
Edward Goldman, Art Matters

“What really makes up the beating heart of this production are the twin beats of ritual and theme. In a true echo of Greece’s ancient theatre, much here is made of dance and masks….The way the cast members became ships, became waves, became ghosts, became slaughtered animals, etc. was part of how director Frederique Michel brought a frankly difficult play to life….A wonderful dive into the imagination.”

David McDowell Blue, The World Through Night Tinted Glasses

“Approaches the “hallelujah” level!”
Don Shirley, Angeles Stage

“Masterful… The Penelopiad stands out as one of City Garage’s most memorable productions.”

-Will Manus, Total Theater.com

“A wonderful all-female ensemble….directorially brilliant.”

-Joseph Hazani, A Dilettante

“The Penelopiad receives a bracing, audacious performance as Santa Monica’s City Garage returns to full swagger….The adaptation is a corker….fragrant, dark, and bitter with an eye-opening kick. “

– Ravi Narasimhan, Backscatter

“In The Penelopiad at CityGarage it is the women who finally illuminate the actual tragedy of Homer’s epic. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!”

-Tracey Paleo, Gia on the Move
MARGARET ATWOOD’S, THE PENELOPIAD at City Garage

Get Your Tickets now for “The Penelopiad” – Only Two Weeks Left!

Get Your Tickets now for “The Penelopiad”
Penelopiad Tickets

Please note that while masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are no longer required at City Garage, both are strongly recommended for the safety of our performers, staff, and other audience members.

Help us make our Match!

Thanks to all who have contributed so far toward our goal of $27,000 to match the new grant we received from the Caflifornia Arts Council. Merci to our new donors of this last week, Lindsie Carlson, Philip Brandes, Ravi Narasimhan, Sharon and Chester Graine, Rafaela Commitante, and Geraldine Fuentes. So far, thanks to all of you, we’ve raised $11,150

Ruth Flinkman and Ben Marandy
Kat Adibi (in memory of Bill Moynihan)
Anonymous
Jeff Atik
Holly and Harold Dunnigan
Peggy Flood
Emyr Gravell
David Tillman
Ann Wang
Michelle and Curt Wittig
Talma Zelitzki
Lisa and Bill Gray
Nina Kamberos
Pamela St. Clair Johnson
Ann Bronston
Berta Finkelstein and Bill Claiborn
Tom Laskey
Ernest Tam
Myron Meisel
Steve Diskin
Lindsie Carlson
Philip Brandes
Ravi Narasimhan
Sharon and Chester Graine
Rafaela Commitante
Geraldine Fuentes

Can you help us get the rest of the way? Please make your gift by following this link:

California Arts Council Grant campaign.

And don’t forget to support us on Patreon and get access to our whole library of City Garage Classics.

Here’s the link to our Patreon Page.

Merci, and see you soon at City Garage!

Love,

Frederique 👠👠