Department of Classics
Amy Seham (Theatre and Dance) and Eric Dugdale (Classics) co-host a staged reading by Gustavus students of Oedipus in Jail, a new play by Julian Armitstead and Michael Crowley, two British playwrights whose work in prisons inspires this critical look at the justice system. The playwrights will participate via live video link in a talkback afterwards.
About the playwrights:
Julian Armitstead is a teacher, story-teller and playwright. His After the Accident won Amnesty International's playwriting competition. He has written a version of Sophocles' Philoctetes titled The Angry Wounds that explores the treatment of war veterans. Oedipus in Jail was developed with serving prisoners in two UK prisons.
Michael Crowley is a prize-winning poet and playwright and teaches creative writing. He has written a prison drama titled The Cell and a book titled Behind the Lines: Creative Writing with Offenders and People at Risk. He writes a blog on the role of art in the rehabilitation of offenders (http://crowleyoncrimeandculture.com/)
"When seeing is too painful, how do you close your eyes?"
"What, you think because I'm banged up in here I don't care what you're doing? Oh, I cared. You know what the problem is, Jase? We can't choose our fathers.”
|Mar 3, 2016 3–4 pm||Oedipus in Jail, a staged reading of a new play by Julian Armistead and Michael Crowleyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/oedipus-in-jail-a-staged-reading-of-a-new-play-by-julian-armistead-and-michael-crowley/47036The Dive|
|Nov 9 7–8 pm||"Greek" Self-Identity: Being Greci and Writing Greek in Late Antique Italyhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/greek-self-identity-being-greci-and-writing-greek-in-late-antique-italy/46985Confer 128|
|Oct 1 7–9 pm||Agrippina on the Caelian: Imperial Women's Sculptural Presence in Rome lecturehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/agrippina-on-the-caelian-imperial-women-s-sculptural-presence-in-rome-lecture/46512Confer 127|
|Oct 23, 2014 7–8 pm||"Lysioidia: ‘Transgendering' Actresses/Actors in Hellenistic Greek & Roman Theater”https://gustavus.edu/calendar/lysioidia-transgendering-actresses-actors-in-hellenistic-greek-roman-theater/42458Confer 127|
|May 18, 2014 noon to 1:30 pm||Festival of Dionysushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-dionysus-6/41917Linnaeus Arboretum|
|noon to 1:30 pm||Festival of Dionysushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/festival-of-dionysus-5/41366Linneaus Arboretum (Rain Venue: Alumni Hall)|
|Mar 13, 2014 7–8 pm||St. Olaf Roman Comedy comes to Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-roman-comedy-comes-to-gustavus-3/41379Schaefer Fine Arts Center 214|
|Mar 6, 2014 All day||St. Olaf Roman Comedy comes to Gustavushttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/st-olaf-roman-comedy-comes-to-gustavus-2/41367Schaefer Fine Arts Center 214|