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UL Lafayette Performing Arts Program to present Electra

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The UL Lafayette Performing Arts Program will present the Greek tragedy Electra on the Front Porch of the Student Union on UL Lafayette's campus March 15 through 25.

The play, written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, follows princess Electra who has her young brother Orestes secreted away into the night after their father King Agamemnon is murdered upon his return home from the Trojan War by their mother Clytemnestra. The princess grieves her father's death and awaits her brother's return; the time when he will exact his revenge on his mother for his father's death and reclaim his throne. 

The play will be performed in ancient Greek fashion, outside on the Student Union's courtyard or "Front Porch." Performances will begin in the evenings at 7:30 pm and on Sunday for matinees at 2:00 pm.

Seating will be on the grass and those who attend are invited to bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Parking will be available in the Earl K. Long parking lot, spillover parking will be directed to the Girard Park Circle Parking Garage. 

Admission is $10. The following dates and show times:

March 15-17th at 7:30 pm
March 22nd - 24th at 7:30 pm
March 18th & 25th at 2:00 pm

The shows are free for students to attend.

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