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Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Nathan Muha, who plays Apollo, with the demonic Furies, who are haunting Orestes.
Photos provided Nathan Muha, who plays Apollo, with the demonic Furies, who are haunting Orestes.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:00 AM
Art and politics — indeed the dawn of politics — meet on stage when the Wabash College Theater Department presents The Furies, open now through Saturday. The ancient Greek drama will be staged in the Experimental Theater with curtain at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are free, but should be reserved at boxoffice@wabash.edu.
The Furies is the last third of the Aeschylus’ trilogy, The Oresteia, which was first performed in almost 2,500 years ago. The translation is by Ted Hughes, but the show’s director, Rory Willats, has given his actors room to tell the old story in modern ways. 
“It was important for us not to limit the scope of the language by squeezing it into any particular time period,” said Willats, a senior theater major directing his first main stage production. “To do that, we have aimed to keep it timeless while using mostly Greek references . . . The play is a long poem and the language is gorgeous. Because no students here have performed this kind of play we got to begin right at the beginning. The actors have done an incredible job developing their own rules for performance.”
The play picks up with Orestes, who has murdered his mother, Clytemnestra, as he heads to Athens. He is tormented by the Furies, who seek vengeance on behalf of Clytemnestra, and eventually goes on trial in front of Athena. Apollo argues for Orestes, and the Furies want justice — and blood — for Clytemnestra’s murder.
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4-H Board at 12:44 PM on 9/1/2016
Start Time: 9/1/2016 12:44:00 PM
End Time: 12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
4-H Board meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall. They are open to the public.
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PAL GROUP at 7:40 AM on 10/21/2016
Start Time: 10/21/2016 7:40:00 AM
PALGROUP,--Parents of Addicted Loved Ones”—is a national organization for parents, family members, and significant others who have loved ones who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The primary goal of PAL is to provide hope through education and support for parents, family members, and others who dealing with addicted loved ones. Each week there is an educational component that informs participants about addiction and issues related to addiction. There is also a portion for discussion and sharing of experiences. In addition, Palgroup facilitators, although laypeople who must have an addicted child or significant other in order to serve as such, are trained to facilitate the meetings. Every four to six weeks, a professional addiction counselor or social worker will be invited to speak on a relevant topic or issue.
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Suicide Prevention Walk at 1:33 PM on 12/8/2016
Start Time: 12/8/2016 1:33:00 PM
End Time: 6/17/2017 11:00:00 AM
Walk Out of Darkness, Suicide Prevention Fund-raiser. Date is June 17 at North Montgomery High School. Check-in / Registration Time: 9:30 a.m. Walk Begins: 11 a.m. Walk Ends: 2 p.m.
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On the Shoulders of Ancestors: the Art of Willis Bing Davis at 1:00 PM on 1/4/2017
Start Time: 1/4/2017 1:00:00 PM
Location: 920 E. State St.
Lafayette, IN 47905
End Time: 1/4/2017 4:00:00 PM
Telephone: 7657426449
Email: cheryl@haanmuseum.org
Website: http://haanmuseum.org/index.aspx
A collaborative exhibition featured at both the Haan Museum and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Willis "Bing" Davis grew up in a neighborhood where there was a sense of community, where everyone knew who you were, and where great role models made a positive impact on the lives of its residents. While embracing his African-American heritage and culture, Davis creates thought provoking artwork that interweaves native patterns and fabrics and gives a new voice to found objects. Ceramic Ancestral Spirit Vases, masks, paintings and many other ceramic pieces showcase the talent and versatility of this artist. Through his art, he inspires the viewer to explore their human potential and greatness. Ticket Information: Adult Ticket $5; Ages 17 and under $3.
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