Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written

Name: Theatre at St. Jean's
Address: 150 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
Production Information
First performance date: March 22, 2022
Opening date: April 7, 2022
Closing date: April 24, 2022
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Penelope is married to Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. She is currently waiting for him to return from the Trojan War. She's been waiting a long time: 20 years; 10 years since the war ended. A bevy of suitors have gathered, each wanting to marry her and take over the kingdom. To stall them, Penelope writes letters to herself and pretends they're from Odysseus saying he's on his way. Little does she know that her letters gathered together are creating the story of The Odyssey. (Since no one knows who really wrote The Odyssey, this theory is as good as any other.) Meanwhile the suitors, having little else to do but eat and drink, form an a cappella group — the acoustics in the Great Hall are terrific.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The York Theatre Company Producer
Stephen Weiner Music
Peter Kellogg Book & Lyrics
Emily Maltby Director
Emily Maltby Choreographer
James Morgan Set Designer
Lex Liang Costume Designer
Joan Racho-Jansen Lighting Designer
Brad Ward Sound Designer
Chris Steckel Production Stage Manager
David Hancock Turner Music Direction
David Hancock Turner Orchestrations
Steve Delehanty Vocal Arrangements
David Hancock Turner Vocal Arrangements
Stephen Weiner Vocal Arrangements

Actor Role
Philippe Arroyo Telemachus
Leah Hocking Eurycleia
Cooper Howell Antinous
Ben Jacoby Odysseus
David LaMarr Mileter
Jacob Alexander Simon Bassanio
Britney Nicole Simpson Penelope
George Slotin Haius
Sean Thompson Barius
Maria Wirries Daphne
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway Britney Nicole Simpson Actor