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A Phoenix Too Frequent / Experiment in Sound
by Christopher Fry
Laura Barlow
Rick Fayen
Fenton Jameson
William Lee
Jared Rolston
Nancy Sorrells
Joan Warren
Jeanne Weller

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the Grange Theatre Mar 11, 1966 - Mar 12, 1966
Producer: Dariel Wagoner
Director: Rick Fayen , Dick Parks
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service   --   (GFP)

As the play begins we meet the slave Doto who is watching over her sleeping mistress Dynamene, a young widow of Ephesus, who is on day three of a hunger strike in the tomb of her husband Virilius. The two are determined to die and follow Virilius to the Underworld. Dynamene sees their mission as the ultimate act of self-sacrifice; Doto is along for the ride out of curiosity and devotion to her mistress. They are interrupted in their vigil by a young soldier, Tegeus, who is supposed to be guarding the bodies of dead prisoners hanging on trees outside the tomb. He marvels at what he sees as the ladies' noble and selfless gesture. He is also smitten by the widow's beauty.

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