The University of Newcastle's School of Drama, Fine Art and Music (incorporating the Conservatorium) will present a new translation of a play first performed in 421 BC - Aristophanes' Peace.
Translated by the University's Associate Professor Michael Ewans, the play tells the story of vineyard owner Trygaios. After being confined inside the walls of Athens for 10 long years by the war, Trygaios flies up on a giant dung beetle in an attempt to confront Zeus and demand the release of Peace.
Peace is directed by Associate Professor Michael Ewans and Elizabeth Smyth and stars Dr Carl Caulfield as Trygaios.
Peace will run from Wednesday 1 April to Saturday 4 April at 7.30pm in the University of Newcastle's Drama Theatre, Newcastle campus (Callaghan). Tickets are available on 02 4921 8665 or at the door. Tickets are $22 (adults), $16.50 (concession) and $11 (student).