Greek Tragedy comes to Bennington as Collegiate Comedy! In the fall of 2015 Drama will present Daughters of Io, Quincy Longʹs adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women. In Long’s comic version of the classic Greek play, local milkmaids beset by bestial farm boys seek sanctuary on the campus of a progressive women’s college in rural 1930’s New England. Eight women play twenty-six roles (one lone male falls in love) as the new college faces a challenge to its very existence. This faculty-directed production will guide student actors toward a successful performance of the play, with preparation, rehearsals, and performances constituting the students’ commitment.
Prerequisites: By audition only. Students should prepare a two‐minute memorized monologue to be scheduled during Drama auditions held the first week of term.