Dionysia at the Center for Creative Work
Dionysia 2012: The Frogs
Sailors abandoned in a storm, austerity measures, generals executed, protests and riots, a Spartan army ravaging the countryside, Apollo selling temples to the highest bidder, Greek debt worth 159% of GDP, and skimming-off-the-top, tax-avoiding politicians. Who can possibly save Athens? A dead poet.
The Center for Creative Work at the Honors College, along with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presented a laughable, outrageous look at the Greek world in crisis across the millennia in an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Old Comedy The Frogs for Dionysia 2012 at the Rockwell Pavilion (April 26, 28-29), Fitzgerald’s (April 30), and Khon’s (May 1). Adaptation by Dr. John Harvey and directed by Aaron Landsman (Artist-in-Residence at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts).