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Greek tragedy to be staged Sept. 21

by Cindy Weiss - September 15, 2008


Euripides’ tragedy Bacchae will be performed at von der Mehden Recital Hall on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m.

The performance is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Hellenic Studies Paideia in Storrs.

The event will support the construction, already begun, of an open-air Greek theater on Dog Lane in Storrs.

The production is one of 17 shows in a U.S. tour of Bacchae staged by Cypriot director Leonidas Loizides. It will be presented in Greek with English hyper-titles projected above the production, and has an all-female cast.

The Storrs production will feature a chorus played by UConn students and women from the community.

The play opens in New York on Sept. 16-19. Admission is $30 for adults and $10 for students.






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