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Hippolytos (Press Release)
Premiering in the Getty Villa’s Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater is Hippolytos, the first major production of the Getty Villa’s theater program and the inaugural presentation in the Villa’s outdoor classical theater. Award-winning playwright and theater director Stephen Sachs directs this compelling adaptation of Euripides’ timeless tragedy from a new translation by noted poet and classicist Anne Carson. Hippolytos performances will be presented on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, September 7-23, 2006. The accompanying exhibition Enduring Myth: The Tragedy of Hippolytos & Phaidra will be on view in the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, August 24-December 4, 2006. It brings together approximately 30 objects from antiquity to the present day to illustrate the allure that the myth has held for artists and audiences through the ages.