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[Nettime-ro] Gide's PHILOCTETES at Location One


Location One invites you to join us In Hot Pursuit* for three special
performances of

PHILOCTETES
OR A TREATISE ON THREE ETHICS

By André Gide

Directed by Sonja Moser

With Sarah Bellows, Jocelyn Ruggiero and Lisa Shaheen

March 7th 8th and 9th 2002 at 8pm

Location One
26 Greene Street NYC, Between Grand and Canal
Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
(212) 334-3347
Tickets: $10 (Members free)
Performances will be streamed live at www.location1.org

*In Hot Pursuit is a series curated by Jocelyn Ruggiero that focuses on
new theatre and innovative directors.
For complete bios and additional information see:
http://www.location1.org/artists/philoctetes.html
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During their voyage to Troy, the Greeks abandoned one of their own men.
His name was Philoctetes. He suffered from a foot wound that bled,
oozed, emitted a foul stench and caused him to wail in pain - wails that
filled his fellow Greeks with an unbearable pity, a pity that they
feared would dampen their courage for the ensuing battle. Consequently,
he was dropped on a deserted island, with only a bow and arrows with
which to survive. Ten years of bloody war followed.

Now, hoping to discover the key to victory, the Greeks consult the
priest Calchus, who tells them they must return to the island where they
left Philoctetes and retrieve his bow and arrows. This weapon will win
the war for Greece. Ulysses, the slyest of the Greeks, is dispatched for
the mission, and with him he brings Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles,
whose youth and innocence he hopes will act as a foil for his scheme.

On Philoctetes' frozen island of hostile solitude the three engage in an
entirely different battle: What is virtue? Ulysses, Neoptolemus and
Philoctetes set patriotism against humanism against individualism, as
each one strains to act in accordance with his own sense of truth. In
this rarely performed work, originally titled THE FOUL WOUND, Andre
Gide's indictment of society and defense of the solitary artist figure
is both heartbreaking and breathtaking.

SONJA MOSER (Director)
Sonja Moser's Off-Broadway credits include the New York premier of Maria
Irene Fornes' ENTER THE NIGHT at the Signature Theatre. Off-off Broadway
she has directed at P.S. 122, HERE, The Duplex, Dixon Place & Expanded
Arts, and has made work regionally for the University of Iowa, the Iowa
Playwrights Festival and HBO Workspace. She is a graduate of the
Woodruff-Bogart directing program at Columbia University, where she
first discovered Gide's PHILOCTETES.

Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center,
which fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We
maintain a gallery space suitable for every form of performance and
exhibition, and within this space, multimedia net-broadcasting
facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and
archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists
from other countries to experiment with emerging technologies. Location
One is an exploration space for continual creative discovery.


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