Pre-show orientation lecture at 8:30AM / Performances begin at 9AM
Traditionally, Greek Theatre is performed at dawn so bring breakfast, a blanket, and enjoy your morning in the garden with this live theatre performance.
Adults $15 / Garden Members $10 / Child & Student $7
The 46th Annual Classical Greek Theatre Festival of Westminster College returns this September with the rarely read, and infrequently produced, HERAKLES by Euripides.
"War is hell, but so is peace."
This modern production of Herakles is a captivating portrayal of the effects of war upon the psyche of a soldier returning from the battlefield struggling to reintegrate with society. Originally set in ancient Greece, director Hugh Hanson translates this modern production in a post-Vietnam America with soldiers returning home from war only to struggle with the depths of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The performance includes classic rock music, larger-than-life puppetry, and a revival relevant to the modern era.
Translation by Anne Carson
Directed by Hugh Hanson
Original Music by Ryan Fedor
Utah Theatre Bloggers review:
Salt Lake Tribune preview article:
More about the modern production: Rethinking Heroism
Euripides (c. 480 – 406 BC), was one of the great Athenian playwrights and poets of ancient Greece, known for the many tragedies he wrote, including Medea and The Bacchae.