“The Cretans,” an original audio drama, will have its world premiere on October 2, 9, and 16.

This production is an adaptation of a theatre script by award-winning author, poet, and playwright Ed Falco, a professor in the Virginia Tech Department of English, and directed by Patricia Raun, a professor of theatre arts in the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts. The piece is being produced by the School of Performing Arts as part of its Fall 2020 Online Season.

This explorative production investigates the dramatization of the ancient Greek myth of the birth of the Minotaur and the end of the era of Gaea worship. Learn more about the production — including perspectives from Falco and Raun — in this recent story.

The audio drama will be presented in three parts. Please register no later than 5 p.m. on the day of each performance.

Oct. 2: Part I premiere at 8 p.m. Register here 
Oct. 9: Part II premiere at 8 p.m. (with Part I available at 7:30 p.m.) Register here
Oct. 16: Part III premiere at 8 p.m. (with Part I available at 7 p.m. and Part II at 7:30 p.m.) Register here

The playbill may be downloaded and viewed here. A moderated discussion via Zoom will be offered after each performance.

To find out more, visit “The Cretans” website.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Susan Sanders at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Update: Episodes 1 and 2 of The Cretans are available here: https://bit.ly/36RV5v3. Episode 1 starts at the 30:00 timestamp, and Episode 2 starts at the 1:00.13 timestamp.