The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “Amphitryon,” a comedic tale of disguised Roman gods meddling in the affairs of mortals, Feb. 5-15, at its Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).
Amphitryon, by the French playwright Molière (1622-1673), stretches from
slapstick comedy to poetry in offering a neoclassical adaptation of a Greek myth that poses questions about identity, power, injustice, and those who are “above the law.”
Directed by Matthew Gregory, an associate faculty member at the Gallatin School, the play features a cast of Gallatin students.
The performance is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved in advance. For more information, please call 212.992.7762. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)
Gregory has directed numerous productions at venues around New York, including NYU, Theater for the New City, the cell, and the Culture Project. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company, and Off-Broadway at the Mint Theater. Gregory’s costume designs have been seen at the Juilliard School, the Wheeler Opera House, and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. He also worked as a costume artisan on various films, including “X-Men”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and “Charlie’s Angels”. He has been on the faculty at Adelphi University, SUNY Albany, Siena College and CUNY - Kingsborough. Gregory is also currently a faculty member of the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.