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Summer Shakespeare: Samson Agonistes

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
International and Graduate Affairs Building
Room: hill located behind building
$15 adults; $10 students/seniors

Wednesday, August 1 - Saturday, August 4 | 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 8 - Saturday, August 11 | 7:00 pm

TICKETS: $15 adults/$10 students and seniors (available at the door)

Was Samson a terrorist? When the biblical strongman destroyed the Philistine Temple of Dagon and massacred unarmed civilians, was that a suicidal act of terror? Is one person’s freedom fighter, another person’s terrorist? Set in a twenty-first century Guantanamo Bay-style military prison, this year’s Summer Shakespeare production is a provocative, world premiere modern-dress version of John Milton’s Renaissance dramatic retelling of the hero’s captivity and final catastrophe. It will force us to reflect on the real complexities of the current conflict in the Middle East, the lone wolf attacks terrorizing the world today, and the interplay of violence and religion across the centuries.

English & Writing Studies
Jo Devereaux
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