Scholars and Storytelling: Aeneid
March 22, 2017 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Join members of the creative team behind the Aeneid! for a discussion about the new musical collaboration between Hoof ‘n’ Horn and Duke Theater Studies opening on March 30th!
Transporting Virgil’s original epic into a gripping contemporary context, this Aeneid finds its inspiration in the young idealists who initiated the Arab Spring. Aeneas’ timeless challenges, however, echo the yearning and trauma across the globe today, embodying the tragedy and the hope of our moment. This is a modern, progressive retelling of the epic, but with rebellious, punk-rockish sensibilities.