Winter Term play project preview set Monday at DPU

Friday, January 17, 2014

"Achilles/Achilles' Son," a new play by Sean Graney, visiting scholar at the Prindle Institute for Ethics, will be staged by DePauw University Theater this month.

Combining music, food and debate with seven Greek tragedies based on the Trojan War, the production of "Achilles/Achilles' Son" is the Winter Term project of a group of DePauw students and their director, Tim Good, associate professor of communication and theater.

"Achilles/Achilles' Son" resembles a festival more than a play.

The intention of the show is for the themes on stage to open a forum for discussion of current world issues, ranging from the nature of war to the true value of life. Influences from Aeschylus, Sophocles, and, of course, Euripides' The Trojan Woman from the play's script.

The show opens with a preview on Monday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre, located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Shows continue with a matinee on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. and on Jan. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.

Audience members may join the cast and crew for an opening-night reception following the Jan. 27 performance in the Great Hall, and on Jan. 28 for a talk-back session.

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