Ion, Fall 2010


By Euripides

Nov. 4-6 & 11-13 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.
Wood-Mar Auditorium

Rhett Luedtke

As a young maiden, Kreousa unwillingly conceives a child with the god Apollo. Not wanting to bring shame on her family, Kreousa hides her pregnancy and then abandons her baby in a cave hoping that Apollo will protect the child. Sixteen years later, Kreousa arrives at Apollo’s temple in Delphi and meets a young boy named Ion who serves as one of the temple’s servants. Will Apollo allow Kreousa and Ion to recognize each other as mother and son, or will he keep his crime a secret and lead the play to a tragic end? The play’s ending promises a surprise.