A New Translation by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Charles Newell
Co-produced by The Getty Museum & Court Theatre
This September, the Getty Museum and Chicago-based Court Theatre present Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis, the twelfth annual outdoor theatrical production in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa. Directed by Charles Newell, artistic director of Court Theatre, and translated by Nicholas Rudall, founding artistic director of Court Theatre, Iphigenia in Aulis was first presented in 2014 at Court Theatre in Chicago and will be reimagined for the Getty’s production.
In Euripides’ ancient tale of power and sacrifice, the Greek army lies stagnant on the shores of Aulis and King Agamemnon is faced with a heart-wrenching decision. In return for the winds that would carry his army to victory over Troy, the goddess Artemis has demanded the unthinkable: the sacrifice of the king’s own daughter, Iphigenia.
The Getty Villa's annual outdoor theater production is part of an innovative year-round theater program that enhances visitors’ experience of the ancient world. Live performances of classical drama offer insight into the social, cultural, and political realities of life in ancient Greece and Rome. In the galleries, the works of art deepen the connection between modern audiences and the mythical stories underlying the tragedies and comedies on stage.
Performances will be held Thursdays through Saturdays, September 7 through 30, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., with preview performances August 31 through September 2. Tickets for Thursday night performances are $40 ($36 for students and seniors), Friday night performances are $42, and Saturday night performances are $45. Student and senior discounts are available for Thursday night performances only. Ticket prices for the previews are $25. Tickets go on sale July 1, 2017 and will be available at (310) 440-7300 or http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/outdoor_theater_17.html.
Prior to each evening’s performance, the Museum will open at 6:00 p.m. for theater-goers to enjoy the galleries and gardens. Special dining options will be offered before each performance, including the Nectar of the Gods Sunset Celebration reception on Thursday evenings and a three-course prix fixe dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. Additional information is available at http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/outdoor_theater/dining_options_17.html.
Presenter / Producer: Getty Museum and Court Theatre
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 310-440-7300
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades CA 90272
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 9/7/2017 - 9/30/2017
Thursdays $40 general, $36 senior/student
Fridays $42 general
Saturdays $48 general
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