Less than a week before a performance at the White House
Ancient Greeks - Modern Lives
a staged reading in cooperation with the UT Classics Department
Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Avaya Auditorium. ACE building, University of Texas, 24th Street and Speedway (click for map)
The University of Texas Classics Department will host a staged reading of scenes from Ancient Greek texts at the Avaya Auditorium, ACE 2.302, 7 p.m., on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Professors Thomas Palaima and Peter Meineck (Artistic Director of Aquila Theatre Company in NYC) will host the talk-back after the staged-reading. Ancient Greeks - Modern Lives receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The event will feature professional actors and will last approximately ninety minutes and will include an introduction, performed readings, a post-show discussion and a town hall style meeting, including audience comments. The New York Times describes Aquila as “a classically trained, modernly hip troupe.”
BroadwayWorld.com profiles this program in its announcement that performers and U.S. veterans will participate in reading at the White House on November 16 (click to read the article)
Aquila Theatre has been awarded a highly prestigious NEH Chairman’s Special Award of $800,000.00 for a major national humanities program traveling to 100 public libraries and art centers across America.