Hello! I am writing to make sure you know that the hugely inventive theatre piece, Promethea in Prison, will be at Wharton Center February 27. Sonja Sohn, who played Detective Kima Greggs on The Wire, and Deirdre Lovejoy, also of The Wire and much more, will both star in this theatrical experience.
Specially-priced student and youth tickets are available. More information can be found below. I hope you can take advantage of having this incredibly unique theatre work in our area.
Theatre of War: Promethea in Prison
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Starring actors Sonja Sohn, who played Detective Kima Greggs on The Wire, and Deirdre Lovejoy, also of The Wire, Promethea in Prison is an innovative theatrical reading of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, exploring the impact on the incarcerated and the relationships between the imprisoned and their jailers. As punishment for giving fire to mankind, Zeus sentences Promethea to be chained to a rock at the end of the world for eternity. She remains steadfast in the righteousness of her cause throughout her punishment. This unique, participatory twist on the ancient myth highlights interplay between confrontation and compassion. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Dominic Dupont, who spent 20 years in state prison starting as a teenager, and was granted clemency last year by Gov. Cuomo.
More information: https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/promethea-in-prison
Specially-Priced Student and Youth Tickets:
$19 MSU Student tickets: Visit https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/promethea-in-prison, select students on the right-hand side of the page, and enter your APID to redeem.
$19 Youth Tickets (through grade 12): Visit https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/promethea-in-prisonand select “Youth Tickets” in the drop-down box when selecting seats.
$19 Non-MSU College Student Tickets: Call the Wharton Center Ticket Office at 1.800.WHARTON or visit in person.