Friday, January 29, 2010

Washington College Department Of Drama Presents 'We, Tiresias'

Chestertown – The Washington College Department of Drama will present a staged reading of “We, Tiresias,” a new work by award-winning playwright Stephen Spotswood ’99 in Decker Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, at 8 p.m.

The play relates the story of Tiresias, the old blind prophet who, in one of the stage’s oldest stories, set the wheels turning and led Oedipus to his doom.

Tiresias’ own tale is one that makes that tragedy seem like a cakewalk. Born a man who could see the future at a time when only women were allowed the gift of prophecy, Tiresias saw the world from a unique perspective, spending decades as a woman thanks to the retribution of Hera.

In “We, Tiresias,” the prophet’s story is told by three voices: the boy prophet, the woman Tiresias was forced to become in his middle years, and the old blind man we know so well from “Oedipus Rex.”

Directed by Professor Dale Daigle, Chair of the Drama Department, and student Stephen Jordan, “We, Tiresias” features Antoine Jordan and Professors Tim Maloney and Polly Sommerfeld.

Decker Theatre is located in the new Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts. For reservations and more information, call 410/778-7835 or e-mail

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