Aquila Theatre Company presents The Warrior Chorus New Works: Staged Reading Series on March 28, 7-9:30pm.
Enjoy staged readings of four new works over two nights by the members of the Warrior Chorus inspired by Aristophanes' Frogs, Euripides' The Bacchae and Hippolytus, and Aeschylus' Suppliants and The Persians. These new works examine the cost of war for the individual, the family and society, and what it means to live in and fight for Democracy. Listen and join in on the discussion. Admission is free.
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Combat veteran Jenny Pacanowski adapts Euripdes' The Bacchae to modern America--and to the modern Middle East--with a play infused with poetic choral odes. Her cast of veterans (and the family members of veterans) brings the emotion and relevancy of this adaptation alive. This reading is directed by the talented and world renowned founder of Decruit: Stephan Wolfert.
Led and directed by Daniel Murphy and collaboratively written by its cast, Bring Us a Goat, a Lamb, Any Damn Thing explores how a group of soldiers grapple with having left one of their own behind. By looking to each other for exoneration, they collectively focus the blame elsewhere. Bring Us a Goat was inspired by Aeschylus's The Persians and Xerxes's lamentation after leading his army into defeat and then leaving them behind.
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