June 08 - June 09

Penelope: A Lesson in Drowning

Penelope: A Lesson in Drowning

Synopsis: Autistic Princess Penelope of Sparta has put off marriage for years by having her suitors challenge her father to a foot race she's rigged to ensure they'll never win. Self-proclaimed scoundrel Odysseus of Ithaca is sure he'll be the one to succeed by making Penelope fall so madly in love with him that she'll reveal the secret to winning. But Penelope won't be won over so easily, not when getting married comes with the complete upheaval of the life she has worked so hard to order. A Greek Myth retelling rom-com about daddy issues, drowning, and occasionally awful disguises.


The Argument: Have you ever dreamt of a story and characters but never had the opportunity to see come to life on the stage? Those stories, lost in years of imagination, can be found at the Helen Borgers 2024 New Works Festival.The time is right to see your show, your lost dreams, on our stage!

06/08/2024 3:00 PM

Door Time: 2:30 PM

Other Showtimes

Tickets on sale beginning May 13, 2024

This show is part of LBSC's New Works Festival. 

View the biography for the synopsis of the show and how it fits into our season theme.

Full-length Play, Fully Staged Production

Masks are no longer required. You are still welcome to wear them for your own comfort. 

For special seating needs please use the CUSTOMER NOTES section after you enter your credit card info. 

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Synopsis: Autistic Princess Penelope of Sparta has put off marriage for years by having her suitors challenge her father to a foot race she's rigged to ensure they'll never win. Self-proclaimed scoundrel Odysseus of Ithaca is sure he'll be the one to succeed by making Penelope fall so madly in love with him that she'll reveal the secret to winning. But Penelope won't be won over so easily, not when getting married comes with the complete upheaval of the life she has worked so hard to order. A Greek Myth retelling rom-com about daddy issues, drowning, and occasionally awful disguises.


The Argument: Have you ever dreamt of a story and characters but never had the opportunity to see come to life on the stage? Those stories, lost in years of imagination, can be found at the Helen Borgers 2024 New Works Festival.The time is right to see your show, your lost dreams, on our stage!