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Theater of War at SAIS

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries

About the play

  • Philoctetes by Sophocles

    Sophocles’ Philoctetes tells the story of decorated warrior who is abandoned on a deserted island because of mysterious chronic illness that he contracts on the way to the Trojan War. Nine years later, the Greeks learn from an oracle that in order to win the war they must rescue him from island. When they finally come for him, the wounded warrior must overcome nine long years of festering resentment and shame in order to accept help from the very men who betrayed him.

Cast Members

  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

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