FTT play "Guernica" to open Feb. 24

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present Yiannis Lymtsioulis’ “Guernica” from Feb. 24 to 28 (Tuesday to Saturday) at 7:30p.m., and March 1 (Sunday) at 2:30p.m., in the Philbin Studio Theatre of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Admission is $15 for the general public; $12 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $10 for students. Ticket information is available at the performing arts center box office or by calling 574-631-2800 or at http://performingarts.nd.edu on the Web.

Directed by FTT Professor Anton Juan, “Guernica” is inspired by the true story of a tragedy that took place in 1997 when an Albanian ship carrying refugees suspiciously sunk off the Italian coast. Lymtsioulis explores the frustrated ambitions of three unquiet souls desperately floating amidst a watery medium of detritus. In the dark world lying somewhere between life and death, these psychic survivors contemplate the residues of their lost existence and mourn dreams that will go unrealized. Lyrical, yet direct, “Guernica” paints a surrealist portrait of the lamentable unrest faced by those who die wrongly at the hands of others.

Contact: Christine Sopczynski, FTT, 574-631-0457, csopczyn@nd.edu

Originally published by Mollie Zubek at newsinfo.nd.edu on February 05, 2009.