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
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