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Theater of War at LIU

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries

Reg E. Cathey plays Ajax in Theater of War photo by Gregg Richards

About the play

  • Ajax by Sophocles

    Written in 5th Century B.C., Sophocles’ tragedy follows Ajax, a Greek warrior who falls into an interminable depression. Coping with the death of great warrior and friend, Achilles, Ajax is slighted when Achilles’ armor is unjustly awarded to the poet Odysseus instead. Ajax becomes furious and driven into madness resolves to murder those responsible for this decision but is put under a spell by the goddess Athena and massacres innocent cattle and herdsmen in his confusion. His family and friends attempt to console him, but filled with shame and remorse for his actions, Ajax ultimately commits suicide.

Cast Members

  • Chinaza Uche Headshot

    Chinaza Uche

  • Amy Ryan Headshot

    Amy Ryan

  • Glenn Davis Headshot

    Glenn Davis

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