PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University faculty member William Shephard’s adaptation of the Greek drama “Prometheus Bound” premieres at WSU’s R.R. Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7 as the first mainstage production for the spring semester.
One of the world’s classic dramas, “Prometheus Bound” depicts the suffering imposed on the Greek god Prometheus by Zeus, ruler of all the gods, for stealing the gift of fire and giving it to human mortals. “Prometheus Bound” was written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus in the fifth century B.C.
Shephard says his adaptation, “Prometheus, the Unrepentant” remains faithful to the text and structure of the ancient play while adding characters and scenes that were not in the original. “I wanted to give life to characters and conflicts only suggested by the ancient play,” he adds.
“Prometheus, the Unrepentant,” is written in both poetry and prose as was the original play. However, the language has been updated for modern audiences.
The theater box office opens at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, and will be open until 5 p.m. daily during the week. The box office also will be open from 12:30-5 p.m. March 2-7. The box office phone number is 509/335-7236.
General admission is $8, with discounts for senior citizens, WSU students and youths. Graduate students and spouses are admitted without charge, courtesy of the Graduate and Professional Students Association. WSU student discounts are made possible by the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee. All seats are reserved, and seating for the disabled is available.