Cameron University Theatre presents Greek tragedy “Iphigenia at Aulis”

Cameron University's Theatre Arts Department continues its 2009-2010 season "Celebrating the Streets Where We Live!" with Euripides' "Iphigenia at Aulis." The classic Greek tragedy will be presented from November 19-22 at the Cameron University Theatre. Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. from November 19-21 and at 2 p.m. on November 22. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, military, non-Cameron students, Cameron faculty and staff. CU students are admitted free with their Cameron I.D.  For reservations, contact the Cameron University Box Office at (580) 581-2478.

"Iphigenia At Aulis," written between 408 and 406 B.C., is the last extant work of the playwright Euripides. The play revolves around Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan War, and his decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to allow his troops to set sail and preserve their honor by doing battle against Troy.

Dr. David Fennema, professor of theatre arts, is directing the production. Bryan West of Howard, OH, stars as Agamemnon, and Christan Gillis of Grand Prairie, TX plays Iphigenia. Other CU students in the production are Amanda Billings, Hannah Brock, Charles "Eddie" Calhoun, Burneal Fick, Brandi Goldsmith, Stephanie Hesse, Chris Jefferson, Brett Jolly, Brandon Landers, Caleb Payne, Brenda Sodano and Gordon Tahquechi, all of Lawton; Chris Compton and Leah Mazur of Cache; J. David Duncan of Miami; Neila K. Ettienne of St. David's, Grenada; and Judith Egbas of Ebutte Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria. Lawton elementary school student Preston Patton is also a member of the cast.

Providing production support are CU students Veronica Castillo, Becca Craft, Lauretta Ewing, Josh Fortney, Kat Handy and Jager Lively, all of Lawton; and Truly Pettijohn of Marlow.

The Theatre Arts Department is a member of the Southwest Theatre and Film Association and the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association.

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