Getty Villa Museum Presents Feminist Retelling Of Pandora's Box Myth
The Getty Villa Museum presents a free virtual play-reading of Pandora, the story of Pandora’s Box by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein, co-produced with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
In Pandora, Ollstein retells the Pandora’s Box myth from a feminist perspective and asks: What if a woman was suddenly created and dropped into the middle of the world now? Someone with no preconceived notions of anything—like beauty, love, or violence? And what if the rest of humanity and the gods could suddenly see the world through those clear eyes? Pandora examines how hope and curiosity can change one woman’s fateful actions.
The free pre-recorded play-reading launches February 26 at 5 pm, and will be available to view on the Getty’s website until March 19 at 11:59 pm.
Free advanced registration is required to obtain a password for viewing. To register click here.
Pandora is part of the Getty Villa Museum’s theater program, presenting reinterpretations of Greek and Roman classical plays through play-readings, theater labs, premiere presentations and the annual outdoor theater production.