ION is a remarkable late play by the fifth-century-BC Greek tragedian, Euripides, about a woman who, having been sexually assaulted by the god Apollo, has given up the child of that union at birth, now presuming him dead. But the child is, in fact, Ion, a young man who guards the Oracle at Delphi. In this tragicomic late romance, mothers and children are pitted against gods and goddesses, and native-born Athenians against immigrants. This complex tale ultimately begs the question: What power do human beings have to shape their own destinies?
Cast: Hend Ayoub, Dan Clegg, Nike Imoru, Steven Anthony Jones, Dean Linnard, and Brian Rivera
PLUS: Original music performed LIVE by David Coulter
This program is supported by a generous grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.
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December 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
Rehearsed Reading of ION by Euripides
Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor + Live Stream
Presented by and directed by Carey Perloff, director, playwright, producer, author, and educator
This staged reading is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid program.
IN PERSON: Gunn Theater, 100 - 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121. Seating is limited and unassigned. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
LIVE STREAM: Please register here to receive a webinar link.