Thursday, August 29, 2013

PROMETHEUS BOUND AT THE OUTDOOR THEATER AT THE GETTY VILLA



Each fall, this series features a classical tragedy or comedy in the Getty Villa's dramatic Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, an outdoor theater based on ancient prototypes. 

Prometheus Bound



A new translation by Joel Agee
Directed by Travis Preston 
Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance in association with Trans Arts 

Thursday–Saturday, August 29–31, 2013 (Previews)
Thursdays–Saturdays, September 5–28, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Tickets: $42; students/seniors $38. Previews $25. 
Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below. 

Previews:
 

Performances:
The Titan Prometheus, progenitor and champion of humankind, has stolen fire from Mount Olympus, giving rise to human civilization. As punishment, he is doomed by Zeus to spend eternity chained to a mountaintop, where Prometheus rails against the gods and all the world's injustices. Witness the timeless tragedy—and victory—of the prisoner who refuses to be silent in the face of tyranny. 

Of the surviving ancient Greek dramas,Prometheus Bound is one of the most beautifully written, theatrically unique, and theologically profound. It has also proved one of the most notoriously challenging to translate and present to contemporary audiences. This year's Annual Outdoor Theater Production at the Getty Villa marks the world premiere of poet Joel Agee's faithful, impassioned new translation in a highly innovative staging by the visionary artists of CalArts' Center for New Performance. 
Banner Image: © 2005 Richard Ross with the courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust 
How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parkingfor directions and parking information. 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

IMMIGRATION REFORM MEANS GREAT THINGS FOR THE ECONOMY

Now that lawmakers in the Senate have come together to pass a bipartisan piece of legislation to fix our broken immigration system, it's up to the House of Representatives to do the same.

And that makes this the perfect time to learn more about the issue.

In the days ahead, those members of Congress have to make a choice about the right way to reform immigration -- or if they want to proceed at all. As the national debate begins in earnest, we want to make sure you have information you need to answer questions in your community.

So check out this video, then share it so that people know that immigration reform makes a ton of sense for the economy.