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Euripides' Herakles

  • Minor Latham Playhouse 3009 Broadway New York, NY (map)

Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama presents the first modern staging of a Greek tragedy with a fully reconstructed score on the historic double-pipes or aulos, directed by Caleb Simone. Euripides’ Herakles premiered in Athens around 416 BCE during a time of innovation in the aulos music of theater. In this play in particular, the sound of the aulos breaks into the dramatic action to control Herakles, the most embodied of ancient heroes, as it choreographs his ruin. Join us for Euripides’ powerful drama of the ruin and rehabilitation of Greece’s greatest hero presented in its native language and soundscape for the contemporary theatregoer.

The show runs from April 4-6th with showtimes from 8-10pm. Matinees run from 2-4pm on Saturday. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. For more information, visit the group’s website.  

Performed in ancient Greek with English projections. Made possible through support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Onassis Foundation USA, the Matthew Alan Kramer Fund, Alumna Marietta Voeglis (Barnard ’54), and other institutional sources.

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