'Ajax in Iraq' illustrates horrors of war

LONG BEACH - "Ajax in Iraq," a Cal State Long Beach student production in which Sophocles' tragic hero and a modern American soldier both seek to make sense of the horrors of war, opens Oct. 5 at the campus's Studio Theatre.In the mythical storyline, Ajax rages against his superiors after learning he will not inherit the armor of the slain warrior-hero Achilles. Thousands of years later in the modern War in Iraq, AJ grapples with formidable adversaries - both enemy combatants and members of the very military unit which is supposed to protect her. "Ajax in Iraq" opens Oct. 5 and plays for nine performances, closing Oct. 13. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for seniors and students. For tickets, call (562) 985-5526 or go to csulb.edu/depts/theatre.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23