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BYU Experimental Theatre Club to premiere "Prometheus Unbound" July 31-Aug. 9

Written by award-winning playwright Mahonri Stewart

The Brigham Young University Experimental Theatre Club's world premiere of "Prometheus Unbound" will begin Thursday, July 31, and run Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2, and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theater of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Seating will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for presale through the BYU Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 and www.byuarts.com. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the performance for $10 at the door. There will be no performances Sunday through Wednesday.

The show is directed by Penny Pendleton and is sponsored by the BYU Theatre and Media Arts Department.

Derived from a long tradition of plays about the Greek titan Prometheus, the play by national award-winning playwright Mahonri Stewart taps into the traditions of Aeschylus and Percy Shelley. Stewart's unique take on the story follows a group of heroes recruited by a temple aide claiming to have received a vision that will guide them in their quest to free the titan.

"I consider it a kind of spiritual allegory or mythological morality tale," Stewart said. "This ancient story has a modern context."

This marks the first major collaboration between the BYU ETC and students from neighboring Utah Valley University. Students from both universities are involved with all levels of the production: directing, stage managing, costumes, lights, acting and producing.

"This has been a great opportunity to acknowledge the work that each university is doing to create professionals in the arts," said ETC board member Dave Mortensen.

For more information, visit byu-etc.com.

Writer: David Mortensen

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