World-Premiere Translation of Hippolytus By Euripides at UT March 27-30

Published: Mar 13, 2013
An ancient story will have a fresh retelling as The University of Tampa presents a world-premiere translation of Hippolytus by Euripides. Show times are 8 p.m. on Wednesday–Friday, March 27–29, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Hippolytus tells the story of Hippolytus, the illegitimate son of Theseus, king of Athens. An arrogant boy, Hippolytus refuses to worship Aphrodite, goddess of sexual passion. Aphrodite takes her revenge on him by having his stepmother, Theseus’ young wife Phaedra, fall in love with him. The complications that ensue — as Phaedra struggles to control her passion, as Hippolytus severely castigates her for it, as Theseus learns of it — bring the whole family to ruin.

The production features a cast of 18 students under the direction of Robert Gonzalez, assistant professor of speech and theatre. Gonzalez created this new translation especially for the production, co-designed the set and designed the sound. Costume design is provided by Frank Chavez.

Admission is free for UT students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets are $15, senior citizens and non-UT students may purchase tickets for $10. For more information, contact Gonzalez at (813) 257-3854 or rmgonzalez@ut.edu.

The show is sponsored by UT’s Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance.