Coming to our virtual stage, Relative Theatrics presents a rarely-performed and thought provoking play by Euripides. Suppliants is a tragedy about war and the dead, existential dread, dignity, faith, and resilience. It is based on a time before the Trojan War, when the Thebans defeated the Athenians, and would not allow them to retrieve their dead and bury them for several days. The mothers of the Argive generals who perished (joined by Adrastus, King of Argos) plead with Theseus, King of Athens, to let them retrieve and bury their dead sons. In response to this just plea, Theseus sends a message to Creon, king of Thebes. Soon, a Theban messenger arrives, bringing a message to Theseus: he is to drive Adrastus and the mothers away, or else the Theban army will attack.
Presented in conjunction with Reading Greek Tragedy Online, a weekly series of scene readings and discussions presented by the Center for Hellenic Studies, the Kosmos Society, and Out of Chaos. https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/7081
Translation and performance permission granted by Cecelia Luschnig.
Relative Theatrics strives to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. We believe that theatre is a forum with the power to illuminate the binding qualities of humanity and reinforce the ideals that as a society we have values that pose as common ground and emotions that relate us to one another. Taking artistic risk, we provide a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity.
The reading will take place at 7p MDT on Thursday, September 24th. Register for the reading via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-msqDwrHtM8HfhIBpX8NyIZG65DzXZX. Following the reading, we invite viewers to join us via video chat for a discussion led by Dr. Laura De Lozier. The performance and discussion will not be livestreamed.
A video of the reading will be viewable on the Relative Theatrics YouTube Channel the following week.
Tickets: We are encouraging a $10 donation to Relative Theatrics.
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Relative Theatrics is pairing up with Chalk N' Cheese, "Pairings at CnC" to bring you select Wine and Cheese pairings suited to our upcoming Virtual Play Reading. Pick up your pairing today and enjoy the full experience while tuning in online. Chalk n’ Cheese will donate 10% of all Virtual Reading Wine/Cheese Pairing Sales to Relative Theatrics! What a delectable way to support your local theatre!
Productions in our virtual programming are supported in part by grants from the Wyoming Humanities, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Wyoming Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.