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, Special Film Screenings, and the Classical Greek Theatre Festival.
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.
Traditionally, Greek Theatre is performed at dawn so bring breakfast, a blanket, and enjoy your morning in the garden with this live theatre performance.
The Classical Greek Theater Festival of Westminster College will mount and tour a production of Euripides’ dark tragedy HECUBA, a play rarely read and seldom performed in recent years.
For many Hecuba is the archetypal mater dolorosa, the sorrowful mother grieving over the loss of her homeland Troy, her husband Priam and her many children. Euripides’ tragedy HECUBA tells the story of her sufferings after the fall of Troy, her failure to save her young daughter Polyxena from the Greeks and her discovery of the murder of her youngest son Poydorus. Like so many Greek (and Elizabethan) tragedies, HECUBA explores the causes, methods and effects of revenge, perhaps the primary meaning of the Greek word for justice (dike). Euripides plots Hecuba’s journey from vulnerable victim to ruthless avenger by three rhetorical debates, a debate with Odysseus over the life of Polyxena which she loses, a debate with Agamemnon which she wins, and a final debate with her victim Polymestor in which no one wins.
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.
Thanks for making the 2014 Summer Film Series such a success! Check back in May 2015 for the new series line-up!