MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre presents...


The Penelopiad

by Margaret Atwood

Directed by Abbie Cathcart



Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel by the same name, The Penelopiad is a poetic, feminist re-imagining of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. The play is beautifully rendered in both prose and verse in contemporary language, and is brimming with powerful symbolism that will leave audiences shaken.

Performance Dates & Times

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8:00pm

Storefront Theatre Initiative

Our Storefront Theatre shows focus on dynamic roles to showcase and challenge our acting students. Many of our students will encounter the storefront production model when they graduate. Creative teams are challenged to work with limited resources and shorter rehearsal periods, with an emphasis on the elements they can control: Writing, Acting, and Directing. 


Tickets are $10, General Admission. They can be purchased online in advance or at the door with Credit Card or Check.

Please note: There are several moments of loud bangs and flashing lights in the show.


Studio 60
at MSU Auditorium

Michigan State University
542 Auditorium Rd. | East Lansing MI 48824

The ticket office at the Studio 60 Theatre opens one hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior. It will close 5 minutes after the posted start time as late seating beyond that point will disrupt the performers and fellow audience members.