Theater of War

Soldiers in Kandahar make their way through dense dust clouds after an IED exploded ahead of them.

Tuesday March 7 at 7pm in the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance

The Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Ajax — an ancient Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great, respected warrior — to diverse military and civilian audiences in order to engage communities in powerful town hall discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The presentations are intended to foster understanding and compassion, while mobilizing citizens and resources to help improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families and communities.

The event is a production of Outside the Wire, a “social impact company” that uses theatrical and related arts to shine a light on pressing social issues.

Cosponsored by the Classics Department, Theater Department, Lecture Committee and the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences.