September 8 , 2006

Plays Focus on Ancient, Modern Tragedies

"... Samford University Theatre will begin the school year with two plays, one a classical tragedy, the other an exploration of how a young couple copes with the tragedy of 9/11..."

Restoreth My Soul and ElectraSamford University Theatre will begin the school year with two plays, one a classical tragedy, the other an exploration of how a young couple copes with the tragedy of 9/11.

Restoreth My Soul
By Renee Butcher, Technical Director at Samford University Theatre
Sept. 21, 23, and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m.
September 11, 2001, forever changed the way Americans see the world and live their lives. Five years after that fateful day, Samford University Theatre takes a look at the events of 9/11 through the eyes of New York residents Scott Butcher and his fiancée Renee Cooper. Restoreth My Soul follows the young couple as they grapple with the chaos of America’s worst terrorist attack and discover hope and faith.

Electra
by Sophocles (translated by Frank McGuiness)
Sept. 22, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Electra is over two thousand years old but feels as fresh and relevant today as ever before. This masterpiece tells the tale of an unpopular war, religion and revenge. Needless to say, some things never change. But no playwright was better at shedding light on the human condition than the ancient master Sophocles.

The plays run for two weeks on alternating evenings. 

Call 726-2853 to reserve tickets.

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