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Review: "Persephone"

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An ancient myth is going through a modern transformation on the stage in Boston. Demeter is the Greek goddess of agriculture, whose daughter, Persephone, was taken to Hades, but allowed to return to her mother every spring.

Now a new script, "Persephone," by Noah Haidle updates that story through the eyes of a statue who now bears witness to contemporary events from her perch in New York City.

The Huntington Theatre Company is staging the world premiere at the Boston Center for the Arts and WBUR critic at large Ed Siegel takes a look.

This program aired on April 13, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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