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Actors rehearse a scene from <i>Hippolytus</i> along the Raquette in Potsdam
Actors rehearse a scene from Hippolytus along the Raquette in Potsdam

Preview: Classic Greek Theater in Potsdam

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You've heard of "Shakespeare in the Park" -- now a group of Potsdam actors is taking classic Greek theater outdoors. Performances of Euripides' Hippolytus will be given in Ives Park this Friday and Saturday night (6:30). Director Michael Emmitt, a drama major at SUNY-Potsdam, has created a new version of the mythical tale with eight local actors. Themes in the play include love, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness. Todd Moe talks with Emmitt about presenting this Greek tragedy along the Racquette River.

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Hippolytus (James Euto) is confronted by his father, Theseus (Elaine Kuracina)

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Todd Moe
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