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A poignant examination of how war affects the mind of a solider, Sophocles's tragedy speaks directly to our times. The legendary Greek warrior Ajax is second only to Achilles in greatness and though they are victorious as the city of Troy falls to the Greeks, Ajax struggles under the weight of psychological and physical injuries, trying to maintain his dignity, identity, and honor. His inability to cope with the trauma of war, the shifting moral landscapes as the rules change from war to peacetime, raises timeless questions about what happens when a warrior has to return to civilian life following deployment and how society acknowledges its responsibility for the well-being of its soldiers. The production further examines society's role in accepting returning heroes into a peacetime community.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Loeb Drama Center, Boston

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