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Acting students create a scene in the University Players production of “The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood.Acting students create a scene in the University Players production of “The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood.

Epic contest proffering theatre ticket prize

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see its current production, The Penelopiad, a retelling of the epic story of Greek hero Odysseus through the eyes of his long-suffering wife Penelope and her 12 maids.

The play’s run continues through Sunday, Feb. 10, at Essex Hall Theatre. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; weekend matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit www.universityplayers.com.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions about author Margaret Atwood. The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.

  1. Atwood maintains a home on which local island?
    a) Belle Isle
    b) Bois Blanc (Bob-lo) Island
    c) Middle Island
    d) Peche Isle
    e) Pelee Island
     
  2. What is the name of the dystopian society Atwood created in The Handmaid’s Tale?
    a) Eternia
    b) Gilead
    c) Oceania
    d) Panem
    e) Westeros
     
  3. Atwood received the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for which novel?
    a) Alias Grace
    b) The Blind Assassin
    c) Cat’s Eye
    d) The Handmaid’s Tale
    e) Oryx and Crake

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please.