Rage, Revenge, Reflection: Over 350 years old; a play of our time
John Milton’s Samson Agonistes
Directed by Todd Bauer, Carolyn Demanelis and Ryan Belock
Performed by students from the Department of Film, Television and
Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.
Sunday, November 20 | 7:30pm | $10
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave
Milton’s classic Samson Agonistes has the flavor of Greek tragedy, but
stars a Biblical hero. Rather than raging against the Olympian
deities, Samson calls upon the Christian God to save him. Samson
Agonistes is Milton’s exploration of his own blindness, which makes
this play one of the most enabling texts by an author with a
Samson’s feelings about the rehabilitation process after becoming
blind are real. He’s angry, scared, he feels alienated from God, but
he moves to a place where his fighting spirit is back. He achieves his
greatest act as a warrior not in spite of his disability, but because
of his disability.
Join our community conversation on Embracing Theater Arts and
Disability from the Past, Present and Future with
Todd Bauer, Newberry Library; Stephen Fallon and Essaka Joshua,
University of Notre Dame
Carrie Sandahl, University of Illinois at Chicago; Mike Ervin, Crip
Slam, Victory Gardens Theater.
This event is accessible: Sign Language Interpreters and Audio
Description will be provided.
victorygardens.org or call 773.871.3000 (TTY 773.871.0682)
Bodies of Work: A Network of Disability Arts and Culture
Ph D Student, Disability Studies and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
Personal Artist's Website: http://cripcouture.org