Special Production of the Female Warrior Program Sophocles' Ajax

Special Event Notice
May 31, 2011
Contact:Public Relations
703-533-1155 • 800-222-2294
FAX 703-931-4208

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation is proud to host the Washington, D.C., premiere of the Female Warrior Program featuring Sophocles’ Ajax, June 3 and 4, 2011, at the Women’s Memorial. The program, produced and presented by Theater of War Productions, will feature award-winning actress Elizabeth Marvel (True Grit, Burn After Reading, and multiple OBIE Award recipient) who will play the role of Ajax.

Performances are free and open to the public and are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 2011, at 7:00 pm in the Women’s Memorial theater. An outdoor performance on the Memorial plaza is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, RSVP to: AJAX@womensmemorial.org or call 703-533-1155/800-222-2294 with number of people attending, date/time of performance, and contact phone/email.

“Theater of War” is an innovative public health project that presents readings of Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the U.S. and Europe. These ancient plays timelessly and universally depict the psychological and physical wounds inflicted upon warriors by war. Using Sophocles’ plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals, families, and communities, these events are aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences. Each performance includes a town hall-style audience discussion about the aspects of military service, deployment, and post-deployment transition that uniquely impact female service members.

For more information about Theater of War and to view press coverage, visit www.outsidethewirellc.com. For more information about the Women’s Memorial, visit www.womensmemorial.org. To request an interview with Elizabeth Marvel or Theater of War staff, contact the Memorial Foundation Public Relations at 703-533-1155/800-222-2294/pr@womensmemorial.org.

DIRECTIONS TO THE WOMEN’S MEMORIAL: The Women’s Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, is on the METRO Blue Line, Arlington Cemetery stop and paid parking at the Arlington Cemetery Visitor Lot is available. If using a GPS device, use the “Landmark” feature with Arlington National Cemetery.