FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts today kicks off “21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy,” a global performance series including an intriguing new production of Sophokles’ classic “Antigone” later this month.
On Tuesday, filmmaker Elise Kermani will be on hand for a free 5 p.m. screening of “Iphigenia: Book of Change,” a film she wrote and directed. The film covers a live performance piece inspired by Euripides’ plays about a mythical woman who escapes her own prison.
Theatre Fairfield, the university’s resident production company, will present Anne Carson’s new translation of “Antigone,” bringing the classic play about a woman’s battle of wills with her royal uncle into the present day. Marti LoMonaco, professor of theater and American Studies, directs.
The play will run at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 through 28 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Quick Center’s Wien Experimental Theatre. Tickets are $15, $6 for seniors and children, $5 for students.
The theater series also includes a Feminism & Greek Tragedy roundtable discussion and a keynote address by playwright/actor/director Ellen McLaughlin, both of which are scheduled for Nov. 2.
For detailed information on all four events, visit www.quickcenter.com. Tickets are also available on the website or by calling the box office at 203-254-4010.
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