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Whitworth Theatre Presents Its Spring Production, Argonautika

April 9, 2018
Whitworth Theatre will stage its spring production, Argonautika, on April 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and April 15 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University.

Written by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, Argonautika is a modern take on an old tale of ambition, deception, heroism, love, and unintended consequences. Jason is on his ancient quest for the Golden Fleece and takes an epic journey of love, loss, danger and adventure. Jason confronts giants, kings, sirens, nymphs, centaurs, sea monsters, and one heartsick sorceress. With the assistance of such well known characters as Hercules and the goddesses Athena and Hera, the crew of the Argo attempt to do what has never been done: cross the Mediterranean Sea to the lands beyond.

Argonautika is directed by Naphtali Leyland Fields, visiting assistant professor of theatre at Whitworth. Fields’ directing credits include: August: Osage County, A Whole House, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf  by Ntozake Shange, Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney and No Such Cold Thing by Naomi Wallace. Fields has crafted all the movement for this production and has worked with students from her composition class to write original music for this show.

For tickets, please call (509) 777-4374, visit, or purchase at the box office beginning one hour prior to the performance. Cost: adults, $15; seniors (62-plus) and non-Whitworth students, $12; Whitworth students with valid student I.D., free. All tickets are general admission.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Kim Dawson, theatre department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3707 or

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