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.
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.