Ancient worlds come to life

The folks at the University of Pennsylvania Museum have thought of everything when it comes to getting you into their new permanent exhibit, “Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans.” They’ve even acquired a slave to guide you through the galleries. And as he takes you through three civilizations, you will meet an anxious Etruscan priestess, a jealous Goddess Athena and a senator bent on restoring the Roman Republic.

All of these people come courtesy the Vagabond Acting Troupe, which specializes in experimental, educational and site-specific interactive theater. The Museum commissioned the Vagabond troupe to develop “Three Worlds Intertwined” specifically for the exhibit.

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“THREE WORLDS INTERTWINED”: Weekends through April 12 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St.; performances throughout the afternoon starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 1:15 p.m. Sundays. Free with admission ($5, students/seniors $2.50, Museum members/children under 6/PennCard holders/all visitors Sundays free).

Originally published on March 20, 2003