AUSTIN, Texas—A performance of Aristophanes’ last comedy, The Ploutosor Money, will be staged Monday (April 10) in the courtyard between Batts and Mezes Halls off the South Mall on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The production is under the direction of Yana Zarifi, a specialist in the performance of Greek drama, who recently mounted an acclaimed production of the play in England at the University of Exeter and at the Hellenic Center in London. Visiting Austin this spring, she has brought costumes, scenery, music, and two of the professional cast members of her Exeter and London production with her.
The Austin performance will feature a new translation of the play by Dr. Douglass Parker of the UT department of classics, a scholar internationally known for his Aristophanic translations.
The Ploutosor Money,first performed in 388 B.C., is the latest surviving comedy of Aristophanes.
In the case of rain, the event will be moved to Waggener Hall Room 116.