Warrior Chorus New Works: Staged Reading Series

Aquila Theatre Company presents The Warrior Chorus New Works: Staged Reading Series on March 29, 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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Reading 1:
Autumn Ever After, written by a team led by J. M. Meyer and directed by Karen Alvarado, draws on the irreverence and insights of Aristophanes' Frogs to explore the foibles of leadership in an out-of-control democracy. What happens to the city of Athens fifteen years after Midsummer Night's Dream? In this reinvention of the story, a sassy Phaedra takes charge, dragging a pubescent Hippolytus into the Underworld to retrieve Theseus. Phaedra is determined to maintain rule over Athens, even if she has to kick Nick Bottom and the lovers of Midsummer Night's Dream out of her way.

Reading 2:
Written and directed by Iraq War Veteran Neath Williams and performed by veterans and civilians who were inspired by their reading of The Suppliants, Discredited is a glimpse into the real world struggles of one woman dealing with the pressures and responsibilities of her position in the unit while dealing with sexual assault, pitted against men, other women, the system and herself.

March 29, 2018 at 6:00pm - 9pm
Alliance of Resident Theaters
502 W 53rd St
Gural Theatre
New York, NY 10019
United States
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