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TheatreWorks teams with Getty for free online reading of ‘Pandora’

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Getty Villa Museum are co-producing a virtual play reading of Laurel Ollstein’s “Pandora,” the story of Pandora’s Box, that is scheduled to be streamed for free through March 19.

Directed by TheatreWorks’ Giovanna Sardelli, “Pandora” was developed in an online workshop reading presented by TheatreWorks last September.

The digital reading shares a newly revised version of the play. “Pandora” retells the Pandora’s Box myth from a feminist perspective. This new work hypothesizes what might happen if a woman were suddenly created and dropped into the middle of the world now: a woman with no preconceived notions of anything – like beauty, love or violence – who might allow humanity and the gods to suddenly see the world through her clear eyes. The play examines how hope and curiosity can change one woman’s fateful actions.

The reading will be available to view on the Getty museum’s website until 11:59 p.m. March 19. Advance registration, which is free, is required to obtain a password for viewing.

To register and for more information, visit

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