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by Ellen McLaughlin

Directed by Kelly O’Donnell

November 9-11, 2017. The Irma Sandrey Theatre.

Synopsis: Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war, coolly presides over the whole. Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.


Featuring: Cecilia Cereijido-Bloche, Anat Cogan, Ayla Eloy, Charlotte Frøyland, Te’ena Klein, Almir Kurtic, Rodrigo Marques, Prachi Modi, Kyle Primack, Olga Rendón, Adhyay Sankar, Nikhill Verma


Creative Team:

Production Stage Manager – Rafaella Rossi

Assistant Stage Manager – Jessica Tsibidis-Goldberg

Scenic/Props Design – Elizabeth Mak

Costume Design – Johanna Pan

Wardrobe Head – Alessandro Tramet

Lighting Design – Kia Rogers

Sound Design – Jacob Subotnic


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