Pre-show lecture: Adapting Ancient Literature for the Stage

March 3, 11am, Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University

The Production team from The Shield will lead a presentation and dialogue on adapting ancient comedic literature for today's audiences, especially the use of humor for healing in times of war.

The Shield
by Menander and adapted for the stage by Travis Malone
presented by Virginia Wesleyan University

Thursday, March 5, 7:30PM

Friday, March 6, 7:30PM

Saturday, March 7, 7:30PM 

Sunday, March 8, 2PM
Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, Virginia Wesleyan University

When a soldier's broken shield is found in battle, all presume the worst. The soldier's greedy relatives lay claim to the family estate. Lovers are separated, fortunes taken, and it falls to the soldier's servant to set everything right. In this daring new adaptation, a servant's brilliant plan and a surprise reunion help the survivors discover laughter, love, and hope in the aftermath of war.