When Penelope is approached about joining a group of women making harassment allegations against her former boss, she finds herself at an uncomfortable crossroads--the man accused was a former lover and remains a dear friend. As the women's stories unfold, Penelope questions what she enabled, and her very identity. Love examines what accountability looks like, and poses a radical question: Can we place love at the center of these reckonings?
A world premiere by East Coast playwright Kate Cortesi, this drama is nothing if not timely. Cortesi posits a conundrum surely many women (and men too) have faced now in the #MeToo era: What if the man who’s being accused of sexual harassment is a good friend? Maybe even a former lover? A favorite boss? What if it’s someone you truly love? Mike Donohue directs a six-member cast at Marin Theatre Company.