Villa Play-Reading Series

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Thespian Experimentation at the Villa, with Singing Frogs

The Troubadors posing in front of the Getty Villa with their fellow frog actors.

A 2,400-year-old comedy. One week to work on it. Oh yeah—and it’s a musical. The Getty Villa is a hotbed of new ideas about very old theater. In the new Villa Play-Reading Series, translations and adaptations of classical plays are… More»

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