'Seven Against Thebes' by Aeschylus

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August 31, 2011


East River Park


Teen, Adult


Event description: Written in 467 BC, Seven Against Thebes is the New York premiere of a fresh translation of Aeschylus' classic by NEA recipient, Aaron Poochigian. This rarely performed play begins with the city of Thebes preparing for an invasion led by seven warriors as their leader, Eteocles, tries to silence the protests of the city's women. Faux-Real spins the Greek tradition of all-male theatre on its head by presenting this classic with an all-female cast of twelve.

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