It’s the last weekend for “The Penelopiad.” Don’t miss it! We were sold out last weekend 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 final weekend!
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, Elizabeth Oakes, Samuel Goldstein, and Roger Director, So far, thanks to all of you, we’ve raised $11,750.
Ruth Flinkman and Ben Marandy
Kat Adibi (in memory of Bill Moynihan)
Holly and Harold Dunnigan
Michelle and Curt Wittig
Lisa and Bill Gray
Pamela St. Clair Johnson
Berta Finkelstein and Bill Claiborn
Sharon and Chester Graine
Elizabeth Oakes and Samuel Goldstein
Can you please, please help us get the rest of the way before the end of the month? 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!
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