Prometheus Bound (Sept. 5)

Sep 5, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

The Classical Greek Theatre Festival presents, for it 49th season, a new production of Aeschylus’ tragic masterpiece Prometheus Bound using a translation by William Matthews. Directed by Emilio Casillas, with set by Spencer Brown and costumes by Andrea Davenport, this ancient/modern production of Prometheus Bound tells of the fall of the Titan Prometheus at the hands of the newly crowned king of the gods, the Olympian Zeus. Bound to a rock at the bottom of a ravine in the far flung Caucasus, Prometheus is visited by the Oceanids - nymphs of the world’s many springs, their father Oceanus - the primordial world-encircling river, Io - the mortal woman loved by Zeus and harried by Hera, and finally by Hermes - the young Olympian chosen as the emissary of Zeus.

Preshow lecture at 7:00 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m.

Dates:
Sept. 5–7
Sept. 12–14

Tickets:
$18 adults
$15 seniors 65+
$9 non-Westminster students with ID
Free for Westminster students, faculty, and staff (with ID at the box office)

Tour Information:

  • Sept. 18 in the Wildcat Amphitheater at Weber State University at 7:30 p.m. (pre-show lecture at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Sept. 20 at the Harman Theatre in West Valley at 7:00 p.m. (pre-show lecture at 7:00 p.m.) | tickets are $15
  • Sept. 23 at the de Jong Concert Hall at Brigham Young University at 5:00 p.m. (pre-show leacture at 4:00 p.m.) | tickets are $6

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Location

Jay W. Lees Courage Theatre at Westminster College 1840 S. 1300 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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