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New adaptation of “Iph…” to play APSU

 

Iph…, a new adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigeneia at Aulis by Irish playwright Colin Teevan,will be staged at Austin Peay State University October 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Agamemnon, the great warrior general, leads the Greek army to war in Troy.  On their journey, they arrive at the island of Aulis to rest and prepare for the battle.  However, the wind ceases to blow, paralyzing their ships and trapping them on the island.  The goddess Artemis, angered by the Greeks’ lack of respect, has punished the entire army and demands from Agamemnon a sacrifice – his daughter, Iphigeneia.  Now Agamemnon must decide between his love for his family and his duty to his country, while his wife, Klytaemnestra, must battle for the life of her daughter.  Caught between these two powerful forces stands the innocent, good-hearted Iphigeneia – a young girl faced with making the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good of her people.

Though written in the 5th century BC, this classic tragedy still stands today as a striking parable of the difficult and painful price paid by heroes in a time of war.

For ticket information and directions, call the box office at 931-221-7379 from 3-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 7:15 the night of the performance.


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