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Alcestis | UGA Theatre

Performed outdoors in the MLC Terrace Amphitheater.

Performances Thursday, October 7-Sunday, October 17

For information: Alcestis | UGA Theatre | UGA Theatre and Film

Through the trickery of the god Apollo, King Ademetus is spared the fate of death – but with a catch: someone must take his place. With no one willing to accept the sacrifice, his loyal wife Alcestis answers the call. What follows is a satirical tragicomedy that questions our relationship with life, death, and love from a uniquely modern perspective – complete with appearances by the debauched demigod Herakles and the personification of Death itself. Utilizing digital masks and actor-driven technology, this original adaptation aims to breathe new life into Euripides’ irreverent tale.

By Euripides. An original adaptation by Gabrielle Compton, Taryn Nicole Spires, and Jeannie Thomas. Directed by David Saltz.

Tickets: $16, $12 for Students.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:00pm

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 6:00pm

Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:00pm

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:00pm

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 6:00pm

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UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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