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Stanford Report, May 24, 2000

Highlighters to perform play by alumna based on work of Euripedes

The Stanford-based Highlighters' Traveling Theater Troupe will perform D., a new one-act play inspired by Euripedes' Greek tragedy The Bacchae and written by Stanford alumna Avery Willis, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 25-27, outside the Cummings Art Building. The play, set in present-day San Francisco, challenges traditional notions and contemporary expectations of what drama is and what role the theater plays through the story of a theater company preparing for a production of The Millennium Hamlet. Willis, a 1999 graduate, wrote the play as part of her undergraduate honors thesis in classics and English.

Tickets for this outdoor performance are free for students, $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors. SR