Ajax: World Premiere Drama Explores Lives of Returning War Veterans
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“What would this look like in a society as heterogonous, and as destabilized by radical societal changes, as ours is today? Sarah Benson investigates in her innovative and often deeply moving take on Ajax by Sophocles, in a brand new translation by Charles Connaghan.” —Blast Magazine
“We first see Ajax mid-massacre, positively reveling in the bloodbath, and Benson pulls no punches, opening the nondescript mess hall to a scene of slaughterhouse gore.” —TheaterMania
In a new translation by Charles Connaghan
Directed by Sarah Benson
A poignant examination of how war affects the mind of a solider, Sophocles’s tragedy speaks directly to our times. Second only to Achilles in greatness and strength, the legendary Greek warrior Ajax struggles under the weight of psychological and physical injuries, trying to maintain his dignity, identity, and honor. Director Sarah Benson brings the voice of the community to this production, exploring the relationships between soldiers and civilians.