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About Sophocles’ PHILOCTETES - Off Broadway

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Apr 6, 2016
Apr 20, 2016


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.


Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter

29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY