Friday, September 28, 2012; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston, Maine
Contact: Carly Bouchard; 207-782-7228
September 28, 2012
Aquila Theatre Company and L/A Arts Present:
Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue
Part of Art Walk Lewiston Auburn
“Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue” Reading & Post-discussion
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.
FMI: 207-782-7228, www.laarts.org
Limited seating available
On September 28th at 7:30PM in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, L/A Arts, Bates College and the library will host a brand-new free program series, “Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue”: a major national humanities program traveling to 100 public libraries and art centers across America with a mission to inspire people to come together to read, see and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life. This event is in conjunction with Art Walk Lewiston Auburn. Limited Seating Available.
The staged reading of “Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue” will include a repertoire of scenes from Greek drama such as Homer’s “Odyssey,” Sophocles’ “Ajax,” Euripides’ “Herakles” and Aeschylus’ “Agamemnon.” The event will feature five professional actors, last approximately 90 minutes and include an introduction, performed readings, a post-show discussion and a town hall-style meeting, including audience comments. Before the show, an “Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives” a national program scholar will speak about the program and how it relates to the show that is about to be performed. The scholar will then facilitate a town hall-style discussion encouraging audience members to share their impressions and experience guided by the scholar.
This performance and workshop are in conjunction with The National Endowment for the Humanities Project in which Aquila Theatre will do a workshop with veterans in our community on staging classical plays.
For more information regarding the scheduling of a monthly reading group and a public
lecture with a local scholar please visit www.ancientgreeksmodernlives.org.
For more information regarding upcoming L/A Arts events visit their website at www.laarts.org