Please join us for two extraordinary performances of the
Theater of War
Today, Friday, 3/23: 7-9pm, Kahn Auditorium (aka “The Pringle”)
Tomorrow, Saturday 3/24, 7-9pm, Michigan Theater
please find directions here: http://www.umich.edu/~ancwars/directions.html
more information on the Theater of War: http://www.umich.edu/~ancwars/tow.html
“Theater of War” is presented by “Outside the Wire,” a New York City based social impact compnay. The performances are hosted by the University of Michigan and the conference on 'Our Ancient Wars.’ It presents readings of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States, Europe and Japan. They say: “These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon warriors by war. By presenting these plays to military and civilian audiences, the hope is to de-stigmatize psychological injury, increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information regarding available resources, and foster greater family, community, and troop resilience.”
Each performance is approximately 2 hours long. The readings from the plays are followed by discussion with panelists from the local civilian and military communities, and a facilitated town-hall style audience discussion.