Sophocles’ Philoctetes

General Programming

April 6–20, 2016 GK Arts Center
  • The Warrior Chorus
  • Aquila Theatre
  • New York University
  • School of General Studies, Columbia University
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Southern California

The Warrior Chorus Presents
Sophocles' Philoctetes

Performances on April 6, 7, 13, and 20 at 7:30pm.

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A combat soldier is inflicted with an incurable and insufferable injury. The soldier's comrades cannot bear to hear the cries of pain or the sight of the wound. They maroon the injured soldier and sail away. The soldier is forgotten. That is, until ten years later, when they learn that they cannot end the war without the help of the wounded warrior.

Philoctetes features members of the Warrior Chorus, a national initiative that trains veterans to present innovative public programs based on ancient literature.