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Theater of War: Frontline, American College of Emergency Physicians

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated by Bryan Doerries

This event is private and only open to The American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Tue, Oct 26.2021

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About the plays

  • 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.

  • Women of Trachis by Sophocles

    Sophocles’ Women of Trachis, tells the story of Heracles—the strongest of all Greek heroes—who has been unintentionally poisoned by his wife, Deineira, after she discovers that he has fallen in love with a younger woman. In an attempt to win back her husband’s affection mistakes a lethal toxin, which was given to her by a dying centaur years ago for a love potion. Deineira sends him a robe dipped in the liquid. When Heracles puts on the robe it immediately eats through his skin, muscle tissue, down through his bones to the marrow. Heracles falls to the ground, clutching his sides, crying out in pain, calling for his teenage son, Hyllus, to come to his aid and to help him put an end to the seemingly endless waves of pain.

Cast Members

  • Amy Ryan Headshot

    Amy Ryan

  • David Zayas Headshot

    David Zayas

  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

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