phigenia Point Blank: Story of the First Refugee, A documentary film opera, is adapted from Euripides’ Iphigenia plays and ancient Greek laments from the Trojan War epics. The play follows Iphigenia, the first refugee depicted in western drama, through 2,500 years of history and across contemporary war zones to interrogate the current refugee crisis and change the ending of her story. This production contains strong adult language and references to sexual and physical violence.
This production is part of the Iowa Partnership in the Arts program. This program was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. Nationally- and internationally-respected guest artists collaborate with students and faculty to present adventuresome new works, many of which have gone on to be productions throughout the country. This program is part of a long tradition of UI faculty and students collaborating with professional artists to develop new work.
This performance is presented in partnership with Hancher’s Embracing Complexity project, which seeks to build textured knowledge of Islamic cultures, while creating a greater sense of empathy for the experiences of peoples of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
Thursday/Friday/Saturday showing: 8 p.m.
Sunday showing: 2 p.m.
- Presented By: UI Department of Theatre Arts
- Dates: November 1, 2018 - November 11, 2018
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: David Thayer Theatre
- Address: 200 N Riverside Dr
- Price: $5 - 20