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UST Drama Department Preforms Euripedies Tragedy

ION showcased heartache, yearning and turbulent relationships

By Lloyd Lyssyj
On April 25, 2016

Photo By: Claire Logue 

The University of St. Thomas drama department presented a unique version of Euripides’s tragedy, ION. Starring students Auset Jolivet and Garret Soto, ION explores the heartache of a barren woman, the yearning of an orphan for his parents and the turbulent relationship between gods and mortals.

The play was performed on the second floor of Jones Hall from April 14 to April 16 and April 21 to April 23.

With a lively combination of drama, action and comedy, the UST drama department’s performance was sure to please and entertainThe play centers around Ion, an orphan who abandoned, raised in Apollo's temple and is later confronted by his parents.

Assistant professor of fine arts and theater and director of ION, Eric Domuret said students should watch ION for the sake of entertainment.

“It doesn’t matter how philosophical or intellectual a play is if it doesn’t entertain,” Domuret said. “If we can entertain an audience, then we can teach them something.”

Domuret focuses on providing audiences a love for drama through high-quality entertainment.Through a combination of the two, the audience can learn important lessons about life and the human person.

Actor Dylan Smail, who plays the role of King Xuthus said it is important for students to attend plays and support the student actors because it is a “golden opportunity” for students to see the outcome their hard work.

“What people see in the show is all created from many weeks of long nights in the drama department,” Smail said. “The best way to show our appreciation of the drama students’ effort and talents is to actually show up and enjoy their plays.”

 

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