TALK IT OUT: How We Have Died—Antigonick and Everybody

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown

FREE! Reservations required.

In the Theater Department mainstage production Everybody, the characters do everything they can to get out of dying alone. In the thesis production Antigonick, Antigone chooses to die rather than sit by while her brother is dishonored in his death. So what exactly is death's role in both these societies? How did people deal with it then, how do we deal with it now?

Talking Out Death in Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, And Today
Join us for an open conversation with: Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, offering the Classical perspective; Professor of History Gary Shaw, offering the Medieval perspective; Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Benjamin Haber, offering a perspective on today; Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl, Director of Everybody; Sarah Shapiro, Thesis Director of Antigonick;  and Nikhil Sekaran, Classics major and actor in Antigonick.

Sponsored by the Creative Campus Initiative and the Theater Department.