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.
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.