Prof. Mastrangelo brought ancient Greek alive and into the theater recently at a performance of "Oedipus at Colonus in Nine Fragmentary Tableaux," a set of original incidental music for Sophocles' play Oedipus at Colonus, written by Dickinson music professor Robert Pound. The music was originally written for a 2008 production of the play. Prof. Pound re-scored it recently for the Novus Trombone Quartet, the 2013 artists in residence at Dickinson. At two recent performances of the music, Prof. Mastrangelo was called in to read Sophocles' chilling version of the curse Oedipus speaks to his son, Polyneices. Polyneices, seeking his father's blessing and allegiance in taking Thebes, is instead rebuked and cursed by Oedipus for being more concerned with his own ambition than with his blind and homeless father's well-being. The performance included not just the superb playing of Novus and the sounds of Sophocles' Greek, but also readings in English from the play by students from Prof. Karen Kirkham's Movement and Text class: Holly Kelly ('15), Lauren Brennan ('13), Jeremy Lupowitz ('15), and Christina Errico ('15), who is a Classics major. Seen here in Rubendall Recital Hall after the show are Prof. Mastrangelo (center), Michael Clayville, director of Novus (left), and Robert Pound.