Classical Greek Theatre Festival presents

HERAKLES by Euripides

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 24 & 25 - 9AM

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

Saturday morning, Sept 24 performance

Sunday morning, Sept 25 performance


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:
http://utahtheatrebloggers.com/24135/herakles-is-a-fresh-creative-take-o...

Salt Lake Tribune preview article:
http://www.sltrib.com/home/4279267-155/utah-theaters-stage-new-takes-on

More about the modern production: Rethinking Heroism

Top 10 Reasons to see HERAKLES


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.

http://www.westminstercollege.edu/greek_theatre/

Location: 
Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Cost: 
Adults $15 / Garden Members $10 / Child & Student $7

HOURS (MDT)

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec 24-Jan 1

*On days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, garden hours are 9AM-5PM

Only Service Animals are allowed in the garden

GENERAL ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $12
Seniors (ages 65+): $10
Military w/ID: $10
Children (ages 3-17): $7
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $10
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February

CONTACT
(801)585-0556

LOCATION
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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