Each spring, CCW produces and performs an original translation of Greek tragedy or comedy during the traditional festival time for the Athenian "City Dionysia." Directors, choreographers, costumers, musicians, and actors from the Honors College and Houston community combine to create a performance steeped in research and creative development. Previous productions have included adaptations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Euripides' Children of Herakles, Sophocles' Electra, and Aristophanes' The Frogs.
In 2015, Dionysia will explore The City At War, "A Possession For All Time," through panel discussions and performances.
The schedule includes:
Medicine/Illness/Recovery: Medical Storytelling
An evening of personal stories from UH faculty, students, and special guests
5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Honors Commons
- Friday, April 17: Opening Night Performance only (Honors Commons, 7:30 p.m.)
- Saturday, April 18: Performance and Humanities and The City Panel (Honors Commons, 7:30 p.m.)
- Sunday, April 19: Aletheia Reading: New Voices on War (Honors Commons, 7 p.m.)
- Monday, April 20: Performance and Medicine and The City Panel (Student Center Theater, 7 p.m.)
- Wednesday April 22: Performance only (Honors Commons, 7:30 p.m.)
- Thursday, April 23: Performance only (Khon’s, 7 p.m.)
- Tuesday, April 28: Performance and Energy and The City Panel (Student Center Theater, 7 p.m.)
More information about each event will be forthcoming.