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(Sept. 6-8, 2019)
JoAnne Akalaitis’ site-specific theatrical event is in the spirit of the Greek polis, where audiences came together to witness performances that called into question the rationality of mortals and the justice of the gods. During this performance, monologues from Aeschylus, Euripides, Racine and Brecht are spoken and sung in English, as well as Greek, Latin, French and German. Audiences are led through NYU Skirball’s lobby, hallways and backstage, with the journey ending on the venue’s stage, where the company recites the story of the battle of Salamis from Aeschylus’ “The Persians,” the oldest surviving play in Western literature.
Sept. 6 at 7:30 pm, Sept. 7 at 3 & 7:30 pm, Sept. 8 at 3 & 7 pm