Join us for a dramatic theatrical reading of Euripides’ Madness of Hercules, an ancient Greek tragedy about a gruesome act of violence committed by an angry man with an invincible weapon.
Featuring Brooklyn City Council Member Jumaane Williams, and actors Frankie Faison, Chinasa Ogbuagu and Ato Essandoh. This is a project of Theater of War Productions, which presents community-specific, theater-based projects that address pressing public health and social issues.
A conversation between members of the law enforcement community, victims and perpetrators of gun violence and the general public about gun violence will follow the performance.
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Free Monthly Performances
This is part of a six-event partnership between Theater of War Productions and The Greene Space at WNYC to present free monthly readings through June 2018 by notable actors. The performances will spark conversations around public health and social issues such as gun violence, war, mental health, incarceration, the failure of the legal system and substance abuse.
These projects are led by artistic director Bryan Doerries, now in his second year as New York City Public Artist in Residence with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans’ Services. During this two-year residency, he will bring more than 60 such productions to diverse communities across all five boroughs.