Welcome to Thebes
Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure, and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. But establishing a Democracy proves to be delicate work. Without the aid of Theseus, the arrogant, mercurial, and profit-driven leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn’t stand a chance. A swaggering opposition, impatient for insurrection, prowls on the fringe to undermine the new “female” President. All the while, the body of the former dictator lies unburied.
Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world’s poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.
This production contains adult language, violence, use of weapons, and gunshots.
Welcome to Thebes
Copyright © Moira Buffini 2010
Please note: Actors in this performance are all non-paid, student actors.
|Thalia||Taylor Edelle Stuart*|
|Scenic Designer||Skyler Matthias*|
|Costume Designer||Loyce Arthur**|
|Assistant Costume Designer||Akeem Celestine|
|Lighting Designer||Hoejeong J. Yoo*|
|Sound Designer||Ted Brown*|
|Fight Director||Lukas Brasherfons|
|Stage Manager||Samantha Paradis|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Ellen Kane*|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.
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