Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU to host performance of Euripides’ “Helen” Oct. 1

Brigham Young University will welcome the University of Utah’s Classical Greek Theatre Festival and its performance of Euripides’ “Helen” on Monday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $10 or $7 with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

The performance will be preceded by a free lecture at 4 p.m. given by James Svendsen, the play’s producer and dramaturg.

“Helen” tells the tale of the supposed cause of the Trojan War: Helen, the queen of Sparta, and her elopement with Paris, the king of Troy.

Euripides’ version of the story of Helen and the Trojan War differs from the traditional telling and has been called by some a romantic comedy rather than a true tragedy. In Euripides’ version, Helen never actually arrives in Troy, but is instead secretly replaced by the gods with a fake Helen who is the one who actually escapes with Paris and taken to Troy.

In addition to Svendsen, the production team includes Barbara Smith, director; Bob Nelson, producer; and Devon Carter, stage manager.

The Classical Greek Theatre Festival is the largest and longest-running festival of classical Greek theatre in the country. The annual event is designed to educate communities and campuses across the Southwest about classical Greek theatre.

For more information, contact James Svendsen at (801) 581-4607 or Tillie Wilber at (801) 581-5404.

Writer: Aaron Searle

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

As the U.S. obesity epidemic grows, new BYU study shows who is most likely to be part of it

June 23, 2022
BYU researchers found that more than half of American adults in a new study gained 5% or more body weight over a 10-year period. What’s more, more than a third of American adults gained 10% or more body weight and almost a fifth gained 20% or more body weight.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Bunches of Oats: BYU professors untangle oat's evolutionary history for Nature paper

June 13, 2022
For the first time, researchers have sequenced the entire genome of a modern oat, the Swedish variety “Sang.” BYU plant and wildlife sciences professors Jeff Maughan and Rick Jellen played an important role in the international project, sequencing the genomes of two of oat’s ancient progenitors to elucidate its evolutionary history. The group’s findings were recently published as the cover article in top science journal Nature.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU tapped as major lead in $360 million national water resources effort

June 07, 2022
This spring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a massive $360 million grant to fund a four-part initiative to conduct research on water resources nationwide. BYU has been tapped to lead one of the four pillars of this major effort over the next five years.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=