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Script-in-hand presentation offers glimpse of next year's Outdoor Theater production

At the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa

November 5 and 6, 2011

October 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES—One of America's leading experimental theater ensembles, New York City-based SITI Company, returns to the Getty Villa this month with its current work-in-progress: a new version of The Trojan Women, Euripides' timeless meditation on suffering and survival. In the ruins of their city, the royal women of Troy, awaiting enslavement and exile, must choose between death and life. Directed by Anne Bogart and adapted by Jocelyn Clarke, this script-in-hand reading is the starting point of the Villa's fully realized 2011 Outdoor Theater production next fall.

The Trojan Women will be read on Friday, November 5, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 6, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. All performances take place in the Auditorium at the Getty Villa. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit Parking at the Villa is $15; free for performances after 5:00 p.m. The Saturday 3 p.m. performance will be followed by a conversation with the artists.

Note to editors: Since this is a work-in-progress, this performance is not open for reviews.

Image at top: SITI Company

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Beth Brett
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6473

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Visiting the Getty Villa: The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at 310-440-7300. Parking is $15 per car, but free after 5pm for evening events. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call 310-440-7300 (English or Spanish); 310-440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

Public Programs at the Getty Villa: The Getty Villa offers a variety of public programs including theater, musical performances, film screenings, Family Festivals, lectures, and seminars. These events complement the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent antiquities collection and changing exhibitions, as well as reflect the scholarly activities of the Getty Trust's four programs.

The predominant focus of the Villa's public programming is on theater, rooted in Greek and Roman plays of antiquity. A major production is presented each fall in the outdoor Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. The Villa Theater Lab, a series that acts as an incubator for the development of new works in the classical canon, is featured each winter and spring in the Auditorium.