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The Cure at Troy

One man holds the sacred weapon that will end the Trojan war, but can Odysseus find a way to convince the outcast Philoctetes to rejoin the Greek army and heal the society that spurned him? Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s release as well as the violent conflicts in Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy is a fresh adaptation of Sophocles’ rarely produced Philoctetes. Unlike any tragedy you’ve seen, the choice between revenge or forgiveness was never more important.

Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy a version of Sophocles’ rarely produced Philoctetes
Directed by Alexander Burns
Starring Steven Anthony Wright, Joseph Langham, and Jo Vito Ramírez

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Wheelchair accessible.

Estimated Run Time

90 minutes, no intermission
Jan 26 - Feb 20, 2022
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