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Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written

Opening Date: Apr 02, 2022

Closing Date: Apr 24, 2022

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Playing @

The York Theatre Company at the Theatre at St. Jean's

150 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021

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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: twenty years; ten 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.

COVID Safety Information:
For the safety of all, COVID policies established by the CDC and WHO will be strictly enforced. Proof of vaccination status will be required upon entry, and masks must be worn at all times. Full COVID policies can be found on the York Theatre Company website.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Performance Schedule:

SATURDAYS @ 2:30 & 7:30 PM

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Full-price tickets

$55 - $75



204 seats

Directions Subway

6 to 77th Street


There is an elevator to access the basement theatre.


Accessible restroom available.

Wheelchair Info

The front row is accessible without steps. Between all other rows, there are long wide steps with a continuous handrail.

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