Classics Play 2013

The 2013 McGill Classics Play will be Sophocles' Philoktetes, directed by Elizabeth Ten-Hove.

Performances for this year's play will be at 8 pm (doors 7 pm) the 20-23 February, at the MAI (3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance) with an extra matinee (2 pm) on the 23rd. Tickets are $12 adults/ $8 students/seniors/QDF members.

Tickets can be reserved by emailing classicsplay [at], and can be purchased through the Classical Students' Association (Tuesday office hours, 10am to 11:30am, 1:00-2:30 in Leacock 629) as well as on the door the night of performances.


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Check out director Elizabeth Ten-Hove in the Charlebois Post!


In conjunction with this year's production of Philoktetes, we're pleased to present a public lecture by Prof. Lynn Kozak, entitled "Individual and Institution in the Philoktetes" on the 19th February, 4:30 pm, LEA 638.


The goals of the annual McGill Classics Play are simple: to give our Classics students a new perspective on material that they usually only experience as written texts in the classroom, to give non-Classics students an opportunity to experience ancient drama, and to bring that drama to the greater Montreal community.


The McGill Classics Play is launching a fundraising initiative in conjunction with this month's production of Philoktetes. Our fundraising goal is $1,650 to make up for the budget shortfall of this year's play, and an additional $3,350 to continue expanding our programme: in the future we'd like to offer free shows and free performance and translation workshops open to the community, and to bring in guest speakers for public lectures on Classical drama and performance. Any support you can give in helping us reach these goals is so appreciated. You can donate directly to the McGill Classics Play here, and you will automatically receive a tax receipt for your donation. Thank you for supporting the McGill Classics Play!


Next year's Classics Play will be Aristophanes' Lysistrata, directed by undergraduate Negar Banakar!

The McGill Classics Play is a member of the Quebec Drama Federation. The winter calendar of the QDF (with Philoktetes on page 24!) is available here.

This year's play is partially funded through the Dean of Arts Development Fund. For more information on the Classics Play, or to get involved, email Prof. Lynn Kozak, lynn.kozak [at]



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