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Theater of War Syracuse

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries

About the play

  • Ajax by Sophocles

    Sophocles’ Ajax tells the story of a fierce warrior who slips into a depression near the end of The Trojan War, after losing his best friend, Achilles. Feeling betrayed, Ajax attempts to murder his commanding officers, fails, and—ultimately—takes his own life. The play tells the story of the events leading up to Ajax’ suicide, as well as the story of his wife and troops’ attempt to intervene before it's too late. The play also depicts the devastating impact of Ajax’ suicide upon his wife, son, brother, troops, and chain of command.

Cast Members

  • Juliana Francis-Kelly Headshot

    Juliana Francis-Kelly

  • Alex Grubbs Headshot

    Alex Grubbs

  • Chris Henry Coffey Headshot

    Chris Henry Coffey

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