Sophocles’ PHILOCTETES Tickets

A combat soldier is inflicted with an incurable and insufferable injury. The soldier's comrades maroon the injured soldier and sail away. The soldier is forgotten. That is, until ten years later, when they learn that they cannot end the war without the help of the wounded warrior.

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About Sophocles’ PHILOCTETES - Off Broadway

Show Info

Opened
Apr 6, 2016
Closed
Apr 20, 2016

Summary

A combat soldier is inflicted with an incurable and insufferable injury. The soldier's comrades cannot bear to hear the cries of pain or the sight of the wound. They maroon the injured soldier and sail away. The soldier is forgotten. That is, until ten years later, when they learn that they cannot end the war without the help of the wounded warrior.

Sophocles' ancient play, Philoctetes, captures a reality for all combat veterans who have been physically wounded and explores ethical dilemmas as dynamic and relevant today as they were to the Greeks 2500 years ago. Philoctetes features members of the Warrior Chorus, a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on ancient literature.

Venue

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY