Reason 10/50 to go see a play: Theatre mashes up the literal and metaphorical

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Alberta’s Department of Drama, the Curious Arts blog is sharing 50 Reasons to Go See A Play throughout the 2015-16 season.

Here’s our 10th in a series of 50 Reasons to Go See A Play by Iphigenia at Aulis cast members Jessy Ardern (’16 BFA) and David Feehan (’16 BFA).

The Studio Theatre production of Iphigenia at Aulis presents the mythic tale within a “War on Terror” setting as a commentary on current affairs. Catch the show before it closes December 5, 2015!

Jessy talks about how live theatre is a medium that can combine the literal and metaphorical and make us look at our own privilege in a different way.

David tells us how this production of Iphigenia, in particular, does a good job of reinterpreting a classic with new technologies and modes of communication.

Presenter: U of A Studio Theatre
Event Title: Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides. Translation by Don Taylor.
Dates: Nov. 26 – Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee Thursday, Dec. 3  at 12:30 p.m.
$5 preview performance on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
No show on Sunday, Nov. 29
Venue: Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta
Single show tickets: $12 student, $25 adult, $22 senior, available online now at TIX on the Square and at the Timms Centre box office one hour before each performance.

U of A Studio Theatre will be marking World Aids Day 2015 (December 1, 2015) throughout the production run of Iphigenia at Aulis. Please feel free to take a red ribbon when you pick up your playbill. Donations gratefully accepted but not required. Donations of $20 or more will be receipted by HIV Edmonton.

Donations to the Food Bank also accepted. Bring a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene supplies to the Timms lobby.

Photos by Ed Ellis. Set and video projection design by Guido Tondino. Costume design by Ksenia Broda-Milian. Lighting design by Robert Shannon. Sound design by Misha Hlebnicov.