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“The Earthrock of Argos,” a new play written by drama professor Tim Soulis based on the Greek tragedy “The Oresteia” opens Thursday, February 22, at Transylvania

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania’s winter drama production is a play adapted by director and drama professor Tim Soulis. “The Earthrock of Argos” is based on the Greek tragedy “The Oresteia” by Aeschylus. A cast of three men and 11 women act out a powerful story about Greeks returning from the Trojan War and coming to an understanding about identity, social responsibility and the humane treatment of others.

“Essentially, the impression in the original as well as the current adaptation is of a world initially ruled by self-interest, from which evolves a more civilized society based on mutually-acceptable agreement,” said Soulis. “Given the recent extremist fragmentation of our own American society into red states and blue states, conservatives and liberals, religious zealots and agnostics, and most disturbingly, our divided views on resolving the quagmire of our war in Iraq, perhaps another look at a 2500-year-old tragedy about the need for reconciliation is not such a bad idea.”

The play runs in the Lucille C. Little Theater Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., as well as Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or Tim Soulis at (859) 233-8163. To order tickets, call the box office at (859) 233-8601.


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