Jesse Eisenberg to Read Ancient Greek Tragedies on War

Jesse Eisenberg, known for his role in 2010 Oscar-winning film “The Social Network”, will be reading parts of two Ancient Greek tragedies showing the depth of physical and psychological wounds soldiers suffer from.

Eisenberg along with other actors will be performing on Monday afternoon at the New York State Museum in Albany and Monday night at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs.

The two Ancient Greek tragedies belong to Sophocles (“Ajax” and “Philoctetes”), and have been chosen by the US military to address post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat-related issues.

The readings will be followed by discussions with members of the civilian and military communities.