Zalmoxis by Lucian Blaga, at Georgetown University, Washington DC
Zalmoxis: a Pagan Mystery
Friday 29 at 20.00, and Saturday 30 April 2011 at 14.00 and 20.00. Also performing on Sunday 1 May at 14.00
Davis Performing Arts Center, Devine Studio Theatre, 37th and O St., N.W., Washington, DC 20007
Tickets: $10 General / $5 Faculty, staff, alumni, senior (65 and older), and students
A special preview performance will take place at the Romanian Embassy on Thursday 14 April, 2011, at 18.15. Registration required. Please RSVP by 12 April 2011 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Lucian Blaga. Translated from the Romanian by Doris Plantus-Runey.
Directed by Cristina Bejan, Ion Ratiu Post-Doctoral Fellow.
Cast: Anika Harden, Justine Underhill, Esther Williamson, Sarah Stephens, Carol Spring, Alanna Mensing, Daria Kondova, Emma Clark
Zalmoxis - A Pagan Mystery is a Dacian myth captured by one of Romania's most renowned poets and philosophers, Lucian Blaga. Our interpretation is a modern one: bringing this ancient exploration of a messiah figure confronting a power-hungry king into the present, exploring it as an allegory for totalitarianism and attempted dissidence. This is an ensemble production and the creative process has been fundamentally collaborative. The show features an all-female cast with six professional DC actors performing alongside two Georgetown undergraduates.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Alex Fund, a non-governmental organization working to integrate severely disadvantaged children into the Romanian education system.
Details on http://ceres.georgetown.edu/Zalmoxis/ .