Baylor Theatre Presents Classical Greek Tragedy "Hecuba"

Nov. 9, 2012

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Contact: Terry Goodrich, Assistant Director of Media Communications, (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2012) - The department of theatre arts at Baylor University will present Hecuba Nov. 13-18 in the Mabee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances through Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m., with matinees offered at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The story is set in Troy following the Trojan War, as Hecuba, the queen of the ruined city, mourns the death of her daughter and the murder of her youngest son. She is corrupted by her desire for vindication and takes drastic measures to avenge the deaths of her children. She succeeds in inflicting pain on her enemies, but it comes at the cost of sacrificing her own humanity, as well.

The event is open to the public and recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by clicking here, or by visiting the theater box office in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. For more information, call 254-710-1865.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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