Theatre at Grand Valley presents Helen
Date and TimeSaturday, April 1, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
- Haas Center for Performing Arts » Louis Armstrong Theatre
Premiere production of Diane Rayor's translation of Euripides' Helen, directed by Karen Libman:
In Euripides’ Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world never abandoned her husband Menelaus for the Trojan prince, Paris. Instead, the gods made Paris a phantom Helen from a cloud, and dropped off the real Helen in Egypt for safe-keeping during the Trojan War. Seventeen years later, Menelaus lands shipwrecked in Egypt with his reclaimed phantom bride. How will Helen persuade him that she is the real Helen? Can she escape marrying the Egyptian king and prevent him from killing Menelaus? Can her cunning win them a ship home to Greece? Is this a tragedy or a comedy?
Reception & Talk-backs!
We are in the planning process of several ancillary events for Helen that will include:
March 24 (Opening Night!)
Pre-show: GVSU Art Gallery will have Extended Hours until 7:15 pm for the "Comfortably Numb” exhibition by Helen Projections Designer Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art and Design.
Post-show: Opening Night Reception immediately following the performance in the PAC Lobby.
Pre-Show: Reception co-sponsored by the GVSU Art Gallery 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the PAC Lobby. GVSU Art Gallery will have Extended Hours until 7:15 pm for the "Comfortably Numb" exhibition by Projection Designer Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art and Design.
Post-Show: Artists in Collaboration: Panel Discussion with Translator Diane Rayor, Projection Designer Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Projection Music Designer and Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia, and Director Karen Libman immediately following the performance in the Louis Armstrong Theatre.
March 26 and April 2
We are also planning two Pre-Show Student Led Presentations prior to the 2 pm matinee Sunday performances March 26 and April 2 from 12:30-1:15 pm in the Louis Armstrong Theatre.
These events are co-sponsored by The School of Communications, The Classics Department, Department of Art and Design, The Art Gallery and the Department of Music and Dance.