Rarely-seen play to be performed at the Getty Villa

August 23, 2012 by  

Euripides’ ‘Helen’ will begin performances next month in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, an outdoor theater, at the Getty Villa located about 15 minutes from Brentwood. All performances begin at 8:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Tickets are $42 for adults and $38 for students and seniors. This lighthearted play portrays Helen of Troy as a middle-aged woman who struggles to regain her husband, throne and good name.

Ending shortly after the play begins is the Collection Highlights Tour, which provides a look at the major works of art in the museum, and will end on Sunday, September 9. Currently on display is the marble sculpture ‘Lion attacking a Horse’ from Rome, 30 small votive statues from Sicily, a Roman bronze figure of a youth from Naples, and a collection of 180 glass works of art that were created in such places as Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, and Mesopotamia, some from as long ago as 2500 BC.

The one-hour tours begin at 1:00 pm on Sundays and participants can sign up 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The Getty Villa is dedicated educating the public about the cultures and art of ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria. Brochure printers are often used by galleries to promote their exhibits and make great souvenirs.

Due to run from September 6 – 29, parking at the Getty is $15 but admission to the Villa is free. Visitors must pick up their tickets in advance of entry. The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway. For more information call (310) 440-7300.