directed by J. Scott Reynolds

Alcestis artwork © Annie Poon 

In Alcestis, King Admetos, doomed to an early death, is given a chance to live if someone will agree to die in his place. When others refuse, his wife Alcestis unexpectedly offers up her own life. After Alcestis has died, questions remain: Was Admetos ignoble in accepting his wife's sacrifice? How to carry on with dignity after irretrievable loss? And is any loss truly irretrievable? The entrance of a naïvely brash Heracles brings a gust of comedic whimsy and steers the play to a surprisingly hopeful conclusion.


 4/19/2007 at 8:00pm
 4/20/2007 at 8:00pm
 4/21/2007 at 2:00pm
 4/21/2007 at 8:00pm
 4/26/2007 at 8:00pm
 4/27/2007 at 8:00pm
 4/28/2007 at 2:00pm
 4/28/2007 at 8:00pm
 5/3/2007 at 8:00pm
 5/4/2007 at 8:00pm
 5/5/2007 at 2:00pm
 5/5/2007 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue Theatre 315 

315 West 47th Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations (212) 868-4444 
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