In addition to the Outdoor Concert Series, Red Butte Garden hosts other summer events in the Amphitheatre, including free outdoor movies with the Sundance Institute Summer Series, Red Butte Garden Monday Family Nights, Summer Campouts, and the Classical Greek Theatre Festival.
2014 SUNDANCE INSTITUTE SUMMER SERIES
FREE outdoor community screenings in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and watch unforgettable independent films under the stars. Gates open at 7:30PM and movies begin at sundown, 9PM. Enter through the Amphitheatre gates.
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2014 CLASSICAL GREEK THEATRE FESTIVAL of WESTMINSTER COLLEGE presents Euripides' dark tragedy "HECUBA."
Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21 & 27-28 at 9AM in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. Pre-show orientation lecture begins at 8:30AM.
Adults $15 / Garden Members $10 / Child & Student $7
Traditionally, Greek Theatre is performed at dawn, so bring breakfast, a blanket, and enjoy your morning in the garden with this live theatre performance.
“A play that leaves an unpleasant taste, HECUBA is the product of the war, when
values and ethics were in question. Some find the plot clumsy with two episodes each
dealing with the death of a child of Hecuba, but it is held together by a dominant theme
of peitho (persuasion). We witness Hecuba taking part in three debates, the first for the
life of her daughter, the second with Agamemnon over revenge, and the third with
Polymestor over the revenge she has taken. Greeks are set against foreigners
(Trojans), and their modern pragmatic ethics, by which loyalty and self-interest are used
to justify the murder of Polyxena and the lack of action against Polymestor. On the
personal level we see a study of a tortured woman who eventually succumbs to
vengeance and is little short of the madness predicted by Polymestor at the end of the
play.” C. Storey and A. Allen