Performances of Tragedy, Comedy, Epic
The department has sponsored a number of student-led performances of Greek drama – either of pieces drawn from the ancient repertoire of tragedy and comedy, or of original works written, designed, and directed by our students – both usually as the culmination of CC222 Greek Tragedy or CC223 Greek and Roman Comedy. The performances showcase our students’ theatrical skills either at the end of the fall semester or in the spring as part of the college-wide Academic Festival.
Orpheus: Fall 1998
Lysistrata: Spring 2000 (in conjunction with the national The Lysistrata Project)
Women of Peraion: Spring 2001
Frogs: Fall 2002
Medusa: Fall 2003
Sexual Congress (Ecclesiazuasae): Fall 2006
Niobe: Fall 2008
Kologeros: The Grumpy Old Bastard (Wasps): Fall 2009
Icarus: Spring 2012
Fundrogeny: The Young and the Sexless (Thesmophoriazusae): Spring 2013
In addition, the department hosts Homerathon! – a campus-wide reading of Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey.