Rehearsed Reading of Helen by Euripides

Helen And Menelaos

Black-figure panel-amphora (detail), by the Amasis Painter. Greek, Athens, ca. 550 BC. Terracotta. Side B: recovery of Helen. Munich, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, 1383

This program is directed and presented by Carey Perloff, artistic director emerita at the American Conservatory Theater.

Endlessly surprising and curiously moving, this late Euripidean romance features Helen of Troy, who has been spirited away to Egypt in a cloud while a phantom of herself was taken to Troy by adulterous Paris. Now, years after the debacle of the Trojan War, Helen’s shipwrecked husband King Menelaos rediscovers his wife on the banks of the Nile, and together this middle-aged couple plot their miraculous return home.

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This program is free. It is also a hybrid event. 

In person: Seating is limited and unassigned. Doors to the Gunn Theater will open at 1:30 pm. 

Livestream: via YouTube

Supported by Elizabeth Moyer, PhD, and Michael Powanda, PhD; Bernard and Jane von Bothmer, in honor of the late Bernard V. Bothmer; Sheila Wishek; and Fred Levin, The Shenson Foundation

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