A Tradition of Latin Plays

Miles Gloriosus dress rehearsal2

Students perfect their pig puns during the dress rehearsal of Miles Gloriosus in 2014.

Every other year, St. Olaf Classics students perform one of Plautus’ ancient Roman comedies.

Actors speak a hybrid of English and Latin. Each performance (free and open to the public) includes songs and runs 50-60 minutes. The troupe goes on tour to other schools.

For more on the St. Olaf Latin plays, see this article in Didaskalia.

DVD’s are available for purchase from the director, Prof. Anne Groton.