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Greek Adaptation Class

Posted 23 October 2017


If you registered for the class, you'll receive a welcome email the week before the class. If you missed out, keep an eye out for upcoming classes- we're always adding more!

Taking in an evening of Greek tragedy probably doesn't rank highly among most people's casual weekend plans. Yet numerous forms of performance, storytelling, and poetry find their foundation in the theater of the ancient Greeks. Their stories of divine wonder and human woe are ingrained in our cultural lore and have engaged other artists for millennia. 

Luis Alfaro's Mojada is a new version of Euripides' Medea set in present-day Los Angeles. The play both harnesses and confounds the codified "rules" of Greek dramatic structure to tell a story of immigrants facing perilous choices. 

PCS Literary Manager and dramaturg Benjamin Fainstein will lead participants through a crash course on the major characteristics of ancient Greek drama and lead a discussion on how these "rules" influenced theater for centuries. We will engage with some of the mythology surrounding the character Medea and then conclude with a glimpse into how contemporary playwright Luis Alfaro adapted Greek staging conventions to make Mojada: a Medea in Los Angeles resonate for our time.

 No experience necessary.

Sunday, November 12

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


$5 Arts for All (only available in person at the Box Office)

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