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    The Cure at Troy

    Seamus Heaneys poetic translation of Sophocles ancient Greek tragedy "Philoctetes," which was first performed in 409 B.C. The Sophoclean play narrows the dramatic focus to one solitary individual, in fact to one critical moment in his life — his refusal to yield to time and circumstance. The past events, which led up to the moment of decision, are presented economically in a highly dramatic prologue; the future is left blank. The action of the Sophoclean hero is thus isolated in time as he himself is isolated in human society (in this play, for example, the hero is marooned on a desert island; he makes his deliberate defiance absolutely alone, ignoring or often rejecting, with scorn and anger the warnings of his friends and the threats of his enemies). The cast of six actors features: Jolie Garrett as Philoctetes, Rainard Rachele as Odysseus, Ian Oldaker as Neoptolemus. The Chorus is comprised of Sue Berch as the Chorus Leader, Karla Hendrick and Margot White.

    Dates:  Jan. 31, 2002 - Feb. 24, 2002
    Schedule:  Mon. 8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.
    Venue:  Blue Heron Arts Center, 123 E. 24th St.
    Price:  $19/TDF
    Tickets/info:  (212) 979-5000

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