On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, Classics & Archaeology majors and minors attended a performance of “An Iliad” at A Noise Within Theater in Pasadena. The text created by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, was based on Homer’s Iliad, in Robert Fagles’s translation. The two-hour tour-de-force performance by seasoned actress Deborah Strang as the “Poet” moved all theatregoers.
On Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, Classics & Archaeology majors and minors attended a performance of “Lizastrata” based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, an Athenian comedy of 411 BCE. The play was directed and adapted by Matt Walker, as a cabaret musical performance featuring Liza Minnelli’s greatest hits, and was co-produced by the Troubadour Theater Company. The performance at the Getty Villa's dramatic Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman outdoor Theater, modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters, was a hit among our students.