Greek Week kicks off

The annual Weber State University Greek Festival will kick off this week with star shows and tales of ancient Greece. WSU’s Ott Planetarium will present “Greek Stories in the Stars” on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. On Wednesday, WSU’s 2013 Greek Festival will present “Epicureanism for Today,” a lecture by philosophy professor Marc Nelson, at 12:30 p.m. in the Stewart Library’s Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

The festival will continue with the performing arts department’s presentations of the readers theater comedy Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The play depicts women of Athens who are convinced their men want sex more than war. Jim Svendsen will present a pre-play orientation prior to a performance of Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex.” The free lecture is an effort to introduce Greek theater to those who are less familiar. Svendsen plans on providing information to help the audience understand the play and its context.

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