November 17, 2017
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Aeschylus's The Suppliant Women
Friday, November 17, 2017
The Getty Villa Theater Lab begins this season's series with Aeschylus's The Suppliant Women, presented by Los Angeles-base Rogue Machine Theatre and directed by Michael Arabian. Aeschylus's The Suppliant Women, one of the oldes surviving dramas from ancient Greece, is the first play and only surviving full tex of the lost Danaid Tetralogy. The tetralogy was inspired by the myth of Io and her two warring sons, Aegyptus and Danaos. Translated by renowned writer and translator George Theodoridis, The Suppliant Women is one of Aeschylus's most poetic pieces and one of the earliest known stories of refugees. This ancient play has neither hero, nor downfall, nor even tragic conclusion. Instead, the play's themes, still pertinent today, explore human rights, the continuing oppression of women, and societal reactions to refugees.