EURIPI­DES’ CY­CLOPS

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If you see a satyr with goat horns nos­ing through the dump­ster at the Hon­est Ed load­ing dock, don’t call the Hu­mane So­ci­ety. He’s just one of the char­ac­ters in Euripi­des’ Cy­clops.

Par­o­dies that mocked the fa­mous sto­ries of Oedi­pus and Orestes, clas­si­cal Greek satyr plays were staged after or be­tween the pe­riod’s tragedies. Pre­sented by Chil­dren of Wine, Cy­clops, the only ex­tant com­plete satyr play, re­counts the wan­der­ing Odysseus’s ad­ven­tures with the man-eat­ing, one-eyed Cy­clops.

Ex­pect carous­ing, low hu­mour and lots of drink­ing in this site-spe­cific show. What bet­ter place to see it than near the Fringe Club and beer tent, since satyrs wor­ship Diony­sus, the god of wine, and en­cour­age im­bib­ing?

Con­tin­ues from Fri­day (July 8) at Hon­est Ed’s load­ing dock

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