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‘Ajax in Iraq’ explores struggle of soldiers trying to make sense of war

(Top row L-R) Anna Rose Daugherty, Gunner Bradley, (Front row L-R) Ahsley Hildreth, Abott Harper.
(Top row L-R) Anna Rose Daugherty, Gunner Bradley, (Front row L-R) Ahsley Hildreth, Abott Harper. (Photo by Sara Mitschke)

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
October 31, 2016

Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Ajax in Iraq October 31-November 6 as part of the Common Experience.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. October 31-November 5, with two matinee showings November 5-6 at 2 p.m. All shows will take place at the Theatre Center Mainstage.

The play follows the storylines of Ajax, the Greek hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Inspired by interviews conducted with Iraq war veterans and their families, the play was written by Ellen McLaughlin. It is directed by Rocky Hopson.

Tickets may be purchased by phone at (512) 245-6500 or online at txstatepresents.com. Individual tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for Texas State students, plus a $2 processing fee.