Theater of War Reading of Sophocles’ "Ajax"
Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Whitney Fine Arts Center Theater, MCTC Campus
Veterans Upward Bound at MCTC is sponsoring a dramatic reading of Sophocles’ "Ajax," thanks to a partnership with Theater of War and Ten Thousand Things.
This play depicts the psychological and physical wounds inflicted by war. Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of the ancient Greek play Sophocles' "Ajax" as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, their families, caregivers and communities.
A discussion with a panel of military community members will follow the reading. Dr. Jon Hallberg, a University of Minnesota physician and frequent Minnesota Public Radio commentator, will moderate the discussion. Veterans Upward Bound Director Joy Wise and one former VUB student and current MCTC student, an Iraqi campaign veteran, will be on the discussion panel. The readers are local area professional actors.
Current and veteran service members are given an opportunity to speak openly about their experiences in combat and at home.
Admission is free but reservations are required and seating is limited.
Students, staff and faculty: Contact Kent Smead at Kent.Smead@Minneapolis.edu for reservations.
Public: visit www.tenthousandthings.org to make a reservation.
All who are interested are welcome to attend. This event is aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences.
Directed by Michelle Hensley
Translated by Bryan Doerries
Produced by Phyllis Kaufaman and Nancy Waldoch
Featuring Bob Davis, Shawn Hamilton, Sonja Parks, Luverne Seifert and Sally Wingert
For more information about Theater of War, visit www.outsidethewirellc.com
Made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO.
The other Twin Cities "Ajax" reading takes place on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Rosemount Armory and Community Center in Rosemount. Visit www.tenthousandthings.org for reservations and directions.