Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

California Institute of Technology and Crowell Public Library present
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives
Featuring the Aquila Theatre Company
Thursday March 14, 7:00 p.m.

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives is a staged reading that will include a repertoire of selections from Greek drama such as Homer’s Odyssey, Sophocles’ Ajax and Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. The ninety minute event will feature five professional actors and will include an introduction, performed readings, a post-show discussion and a town hall-style meeting, including audience comments. Participants will see the reading of artistically enriching classical plays and also gain experience in how to watch, appreciate and participate as a modern audience member viewing an ancient Greek play.

AQUILA THEATRE is a not for profit company founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and based in New York City since 1999. Aquila’s mission is to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number. To this end Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately seventy American towns and cities each year. Aquila produces an extensive educational program and is also professional company in residence at the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience and appreciate Greek drama in the twenty-first century.

This free evening of theatre is brought to you by Cal Tech and Crowell Public Library.