Tonight: Theater of War pre-show talk, after-show reception

From Erin McDonagh (Core ’08, CAS ’10), member of the EnCore Steering Committee:

As Core alums, we all know that no one understood war or tragedy like the ancient Greeks. In Theater of War, actors read excerpts from Sophocles’ tragedies Ajax and Philoctetes, with the aim of drawing attention to the challenges faced by veterans returning home from war. More information about the show can be found at

Those of us who read the Oresteia or another Greek tragedy in Core may be unfamiliar with Ajax and Philoctetes, the plays featured in Theater of War. But we are in luck! Professor Stephanie Nelson has kindly agreed to save those of us who may be floundering in ignorance of these works. She will be in the Core office tonight at 6pm (that’s 30 minutes before the start) to give us an overview of the plots, significance, and context of these plays. If you have not read them, or even if you have, feel free to stop by — her commentary will certainly add to your enjoyment of the main event.

Less profoundly but no less importantly, we’ll be having a reception after the performance in the Core office , where alums, professors, and friends, can mingle and engage in conversation.

Click here to view the PDF event poster

Click here to view the PDF event poster

TONIGHT: Theater of War
Time: Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Place: Tsai Performance Center
Free (and open to the public)

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