Milligan theatre announces fall production

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 10, 2008) — The Milligan College theater department will present Jason Pizzarello’s humorous spoof of Greek tragedies, “Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time,” Nov. 20-22 at Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts.

Directed by Pamela Adolphi, technical director for the Milligan theatre department, “Saving the Greeks” recounts an ambitious plan to bring peace to Ancient Greece. Characters Dialysis and Peon create “Betterland,” a city where once-doomed tragic characters can start a better life. This new society of refugees must face enemies and gods who do not tolerate free will or utopian ideals. Weaving together the stories of Ancient Greek characters from Oedipus to Hercules, this hilarious reinvention of the classics asks the question, “Is it possible to escape your own fate?”

Assisting Adolphi is Milligan alumnus Dennis Wyatt, who is well known regionally for his theatrical accomplishments. Brandon Jones serves as stage manager and Abigail Banks serves as assistant stage manager.

Tickets for each of the 7:30 p.m. performances of “Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time” are $10 per person and will be available for purchase at the Milligan College Bookstore beginning Nov. 1 or at the door each night of the performance. Seating is limited.

For more information, contact Debbie Harbin at 423.461.8683, or email

Posted by on October 10, 2008.