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The Oresteia 

Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023
4045 University Ave - Google Map
Price: 
$10 - $20
Knife on an orange background
Performance Showtimes: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:00pm

Aren’t we better than our worst crimes? Are we just going to go on trading blood endlessly back and forth? What is the sense of that? Aren’t we tired? 

When King Agamemnon returns home from the Trojan War, he finds his wife Clytemnestra waiting to take her revenge for his slaughter of their innocent daughter Iphigenia. Violence begets violence and the cycle continues, cursing the house’s descendants. The community, haunted by the sins of the present and the past, must then decide how to cleanse the royal house and balance both the need for justice and the desire for absolution. In her stunning new adaptation of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek drama, celebrated playwright Ellen McLaughlin challenges us today to embrace our collective responsibility for compassion and mercy in the face of uncertainty, enmity, and discord.  

An MFA thesis production.

The Oresteia
By Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Amanda Rountree
February 23 - March 5, 2023
    Previews February 18 & 21
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Artists

Cast: 
Creative Team: 
DIRECTOR Amanda Rountree
STAGE MANAGER
SET DESIGNER Brandon Riel
COSTUME DESIGNER Jenni Gile
LIGHT DESIGNER
SOUND DESIGNER

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