The Greeks

Production Stage Manager
show poster
Jun. 09, 2017 to Jun. 25, 2017
The Greeks Trailer
OedipusOedipusOedipus at ColonusAntigoneAntigone

Reviews

  • "Production stage manager Michelle Wood and her trio of ninja-like assistants (Dylan Bailey, Abigaile Bates, and Cody Clark) have much to take care of during this performance and manage to do so without disrupting." Triangle Arts and Entertainment (PDF)
  • "The Greeks Streamlines Sophocles’s Theban Trilogy Into Three Nimble, Strikingly Modern One-Acts: 4 ½ ★s." Indy Week (PDF)
  • "Tragic king Oedipus, made famous by Sophocles’ three plays 2,500 years ago, still speaks today. Ian Finley’s modern adaptation, “The Greeks,” gets creative staging by Burning Coal Theatre Company at CAM Raleigh." The News & Observer (PDF)
Synopsis
Burning Coal Theatre Company and Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh collaborate on a world premiere adaptation of The Greeks, adapted by Ian Finley from the plays of Sophocles (Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone), originally written in the 5th century BC (about 2500 years ago). The plays have been produced regularly since then. They were written as part of the Festival of Dionysus which itself was a religious ceremony that morphed over the years into something like what we think of as theatre today. Athens was then a "City-State" with a powerful army and navy, and it dominated the known world. Sophocles plays are extraordinary in that they challenged the accepted religious dogma and the supremacy of the State.
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