The Getty Villa Outdoor Classical Theater: The Heal
A bold new version of Sophocles’s timeless tale of hurting—and healing. The wounded Philoctetes (Phil) has suffered alone on a desert island for years, stranded there by Odysseus. But now Odysseus needs Phil’s magic weapons to win the Trojan War and enlists Achilles’s daughter Nia to help make peace.
Director/adaptor Aaron Posner creates an irreverent, spiritual, musical exploration about the wounds we carry, the ones we cause, and the redeeming power of human connection. With music by Cliff Eberhardt and co-produced by Maryland's Round House Theatre.
Inspired by Sophocles
Written & Directed by Aaron Posner
Music by Cliff Eberhardt
Co-Produced by Round House Theatre
Thursdays through Saturdays, September 5–28
Advance tickets required. Tickets are available online or by calling (310) 440-7300.
The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is located at:
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Parking rates vary
About the sponsor:
The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.
Nearly 2 million visitors each year enjoy art, architecture, and gardens at The Getty’s two locations in Los Angeles, the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.