Feb 24, 2020
The English Theatre Leipzig Company is presenting Sophocles' "Philoctetes" this March and Director Abigail Akavia joins the podcast along with stars Em Wessel and Felix Kerkhoff.
A famed archer, Philoctetes, set out against Troy with Achilles and the other Greek heroes but was bit on the foot by a snake along the way. The wound festered and stank, and Philoctetes screamed in pain so hideously that the fleet abandoned him on Lemnos, a desert island. Philoctetes survived on whatever he could shoot with his magical bow, the one he inherited from his friend Heracles.
Ten years later, the Greeks learn through prophecy that Philoctetes and his bow are needed against Troy, and a plot is hatched to get him back.
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Matthew Hendershot is your host, accompanied by co-hosts, Jake and Justin plus many guests throughout this journey, a booze fueled jaunt through a new land with new customs and rules. In the spirit of unbridled curiosity and the will to experience everything this eclectic crew set out on adventures and conversations from the unique to the mundane and take shots at figuring out this crazy modern world. This happens both literally and figuratively as each episode is properly greased by everyone's favorite social lubricant in it's most unadulterated form, Schnapps!