Theatre of Charlotte’s Ensemble Company Presents “Alcestis”
Theatre’s Ensemble Company, made up of talented local high school actors, will
present Euripides’ “Alcestis” from May 24-26 in the Wachovia Playhouse at
ImaginOn. A brilliant adaptation by poet Ted Hughes gives new life to this
classic tragicomedy’s timeless themes of love, sacrifice and redemption.
Admetos, doomed to an early death, is given a chance at life if someone will
agree to die in his place. While others refuse, his devoted and virtuous wife
Alcestis agrees to give up her life for his. But her death raises many
questions. Was King Admetos selfish to accept his wife’s sacrifice? Will he be
able to carry on without her? And what will happen when the mighty Heracles
arrives on the scene? Hughes’ adaptation weaves together vivid language and
modern idiom into a poignant and powerfully moving work.
will be in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn. All tickets are $10.00. For
tickets to the production, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at
704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
the Ensemble Company
Ensemble Company provides pre-professional training to high school actors who
possess theatrical talent and a strong commitment to theatre work. Many of these
young people will continue pursuing acting training in college and in their
through auditions, the students receive school credit as part of Children’s
Theatre’s partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. There is no cost to
the student for this program. Meeting for classes every Saturday and Sunday
throughout the school year, the Company studies voice, movement,
characterization, script analysis, improvisation and production.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts &
Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
The media sponsor for the 2006-07 season is WCNC-TV.
Airways: the 2006-07 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.