The past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin's mash-up of Sophocles' classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and AJ, a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war, coolly presides. Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq War veterans and their families.
Performed by a cast of military veterans and family members. Reception to follow. Open to all students, faculty, & staff. Free.
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
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