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Fairfield U. Highlights Women & Greek Tragedy With Production Of "Antigone"

Ellen McLaughlin
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts today kicks off “21st Century Women and Ancient Greek Tragedy,” a global performance series including an intriguing new production of Sophokles’ classic “Antigone” later this month.

On Tuesday, filmmaker Elise Kermani will be on hand for a free 5 p.m. screening of “Iphigenia: Book of Change,” a film she wrote and directed. The film covers a live performance piece inspired by Euripides’ plays about a mythical woman who escapes her own prison.

Theatre Fairfield, the university’s resident production company, will present Anne Carson’s new translation of “Antigone,” bringing the classic play about a woman’s battle of wills with her royal uncle into the present day. Marti LoMonaco, professor of theater and American Studies, directs.

The play will run at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 through 28 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Quick Center’s Wien Experimental Theatre. Tickets are $15, $6 for seniors and children, $5 for students.

The theater series also includes a Feminism & Greek Tragedy roundtable discussion and a keynote address by playwright/actor/director Ellen McLaughlin, both of which are scheduled for Nov. 2.

For detailed information on all four events, visit www.quickcenter.com . Tickets are also available on the website or by calling the box office at 203-254-4010.

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