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Now through March 18: 'Helen' at UCLA

Euripides’ play is a bold experiment in the flexibility of tragedy

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Ashley Cleveland as Helen of Troy
UCLA

Graduate student Ashley Cleveland portrays Helen of Troy in a UCLA theater production.

Join the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for a dramatic retelling of Euripides’ “Helen” in the UCLA Macgowan Hall Little Theater now through 18.

In the aftermath of the Trojan War, Helen finds herself stranded in a foreign land with a husband who believes she is an imposter. In this lyrical variation of the myth, Euripides presents a complex portrayal of a misunderstood heroine while showcasing the strength of a determined woman.

Directed by professor of directing and theater history Michael Hackett, the play features M.F.A. actors from the UCLA Department of Theater, including graduate student Ashley Cleveland.

Performances take place at 8 p.m. March 18 will also include an afternoon showing at 2 p.m. The department's theater season schedule can be found online.

Tickets range in price from $17 to $25 and can be purchased online. For more information, contact the theater department at 310-825-2101 or via email at theaterrsvp@tft.ucla.edu.

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