Trent University’s Classics Drama Group Presents “Wasps”


Production of Greek Comedy on Stage at Trent Beginning February 25

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, Peterborough

The Classics Drama Group (CDG) of the Department of Ancient History & Classics at Trent University will present the Greek comedy “Wasps” by Aristophanes starting Thursday, February 25 at 8 p.m. with additional performances to be held February 26, March 4 and March 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 6 at 3 p.m.

All performances will be held in in Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space at Trent University’s Peter Gzowski College.

"Wasps,” first produced in 422 BC, was a political send-up of the legal system which the Athenians were (too) fond of using and of the Athenian politicians who were exploiting that system for their own personal ends. The Trent production is directed by alumnus and professor George Kovacs of the CDG and will be performed by the Conacher Players. Almost all cast and crew are Classics majors or taking Classics courses at Trent. 

The community is welcome to attend. Tickets are only $7 for students and $10 for non-students. To reserve tickets, please contact Kathy Axcell at or call (705) 748-1011, ext. 7848. Note that ancient comedy is filled with bawdy humour and strong language, therefore, this play is not recommended for children under thirteen years of age.

The CDG was founded by Professor Martin Boyne in 1993 and presented its first production in 1994. The CDG has produced an ancient Greek play in English translation every year since 1993.


For more information, please contact:
Kathy Axcell, Department of Ancient History & Classics, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7848