Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue
Past Event ....... September 28th, 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
On Friday evening, Sept 28th at 7:30 p.m. the Aquila Theatre Company will be presenting a staged reading of Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue in the Library’s Callahan Hall. This free, public event is being presented at LPL through our ongoing collaboration with LA Arts and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This program will include a repertoire of scenes from Greek drama including: Homer’s Odyssey, Sophocles’ Ajax, Euripides’ Herakles and Aeschylus’ Agamemnom. The event, feature five professional actors, will last approximately 90 minutes and will include an introduction, performed readings, and a post show discussion.
The performance is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives project which is taking place in 100 communities across the United States. Prior to the event an Ancient Greeks/ Modern Lives program scholar will introduce the show and speak about its relationship to the nationwide project. Following the performance the scholar will facilitate a town hall-style discussion encouraging audience members to share their impressions and experience.
This evening program is part of a multi-day Aquila Theatre Company residency in Lewiston which includes two LA Arts MainStage theater productions (at Bates College’s Shaeffer Theater): Cyrano de Bergerac on Thursday, Sept 27th and The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, Sept 29th. For tickets or details on these MainStage productions, visit the LA Arts Events webpage.
For more details on any of the Aquila Theatre events in Lewiston, contact LA Arts at 782-7228 or email: mail@LAArts.org
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