William Jewell College theatre department's fall productions will feature both classical and modern tragedies. "Macbeth" will run November 13 and 20 at 7 p.m. and November 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. "Long Day’s Journey into Night" runs November 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7 p.m. All performances are in Peters Theater in Brown Hall on the William Jewell campus. For ticket information, call the theater box office at 816-415-7590.
In describing the enduring relevance of great theatrical tragedies, professor of communication and director of theatre Dr. Kim Harris points to a quotation from playwright Eugene O’Neill: "I have an innate feeling of exultance about tragedy. What I am after is to get an audience to leave the theatre with an exultant feeling from seeing somebody on stage facing life, fighting against the eternal odds, not conquering, but perhaps inevitably being conquered. The individual life is made significant just by the struggle."
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