Burning Coal Theatre Company and CAM Raleigh present The Greeks
a production adapted by Ian Finley from the plays of Sophocles (Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone).
The play will be performed throughout the galleries on the following dates and times:
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 7pm
Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at 7pm
Sunday, June 18 2pm
Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 at 7pm
Sunday June 25 at 2pm
The three one-hour plays are designed to be seen together over the course of a single evening (tickets $25), but can also be viewed separately on different dates if desired (tickets to each $10). Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 for the three play viewing. There is no performance on Sunday, June 11th.
For tickets, please call Burning Coal Theatre at 919.834.4001. Each play is approximately one hour long with a 10 minute intermission to follow. Please visit www.burningcoal.org for information about ASL and audio described performances. NOTE: Food will be served during the second play.
ABOUT THE GREEKS
Sophocles wrote Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone in the 5th century BC (about 2500 years ago). The plays have been produced regularly since then. They were written as part of the Festival of Dionysus which itself was a religious ceremony that morphed over the years into something like what we think of as theatre today, when Thespis stepped from the Chorus and “performed” a role for the first time (that we know of) in human history. Athens was then a ‘City-State’ with the most powerful army and navy in the world and it dominated the known world. Sophocles plays are extraordinary in that they challenged the accepted religious dogma and the supremacy of the State. In short, they were radical to the max!
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