Classic Stage Ireland
‘Iphigenia in Aulis’
Continuing their exploration of Ancient Greek drama started with ‘The Bacchae’ and ‘Oedipus the King’, Classic Stage Ireland return with another gripping Greek tragedy, Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis: a powerful tale of human sacrifice and the eternal conflict between personal loyalties and the greater good.
When Helen, Queen of Sparta, abandons her husband for the Prince of Troy a thousand ships are launched on a mission to reclaim her and to punish Troy.
The fleet is becalmed at Aulis and goddess Artemis decrees if the fleet’s commander Agamemnon will sacrifice his daughter to her she will send a wind to drive them on to war. His daughter, Iphigenia, is summoned but when her mother, Clytemnestra, uncovers the plan she resolves to halt the sacrifice at any cost.
Get an inside look into the production at the post-show discussions on
Wednesday 22nd June and Monday 27th June:
Tickets for previews and Tuesday 20th July only €12!
Dates: 17th June-2nd July 2011 Time: 8:15pm
Previews: 17th and 18th June 2011 Tickets: €20/16/12
Call Project Arts Centre on (01) 8819613 to discuss group bookings;
bookings can also be made online at www.projectartscentre.ie.