"Iph ... A modern retelling of Euripedes' Iphigeneia in Aulis" by Colin Teevan, is the next production for St. Scholastica's 2011-2012 theatrical season. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the St. Scholastica Theatre, directly behind Tower Hall. Tammy Ostrander, dean of the College's School of Arts and Letters, directs the play.
The plot involves a Greek fleet amassed at Aulis, prepared to depart for Troy to retrieve Helen, but stalled by the lack of favorable winds. In order to placate the gods and end the doldrums, Agamemnon is pressured by his brother, Menelaus (Helen's husband), to sacrifice his oldest daughter, Iphigeneia. Vainglory, family loyalty, patriotism and sacrifice collide at the brink of a conflict few of them fully understand. A chorus of vigorous and lusty young women lend commentary on the action and the characters.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, children and students and $5 for St. Scholastica students with identification. Tickets can be purchased online through the Spotlight Box Office at spotlight.css.edu or call (218) 723-7000, or (877) 263-9596. Spotlight@css.edu is St. Scholastica's one-stop shop for arts and lectures information and tickets.
Performances of "Iph" will also be staged on Feb. 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.