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The Suppliants Project

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries


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Wed, Apr 14.2021

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Support for our digital programming is provided, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

About the play

  • The Suppliants by Aeschylus

    In Aeschylus’ ancient play The Suppliants, fifty women who are fleeing forced marriages travel from Egypt to Argos in order to ask King Pelasgus for asylum. At first, Pelasgus refuses to help them, but the Argive people rally behind the women and convince their king to allow the refugees to remain under the city’s protection. When a large group of Egyptian men arrive in Argos, demanding their women back, King Pelasgus threatens them and summons his army to drive them away. The play ends with the women retreating to safety and finding asylum within the walls of Argos.

Cast Members

  • David Denman Headshot

    David Denman

  • Daphne Rubin-Vega Headshot

    Daphne Rubin-Vega

  • Andrea Patterson Headshot

    Andrea Patterson

  • Dorina Castillo Headshot

    Dorina Castillo

  • Frankie Faison Headshot

    Frankie Faison

  • David Zayas Headshot

    David Zayas

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