An edgy and disturbing remaking of the works of Euripides, this fever-dream of a play weaves snippets from Vogue magazine, Soap Opera Digest, interviews with porn star Mai Lin, and works by William Burroughs and Apollinaire, with plays of Euripides as it tells the story of Orestes and Electra, who murdered their mother to avenge her murder of their father… in the present, in the US, in what could be any city in this country. The show is a jaw-dropping smash-up of texts from the contemporary world: essays, newspapers, National Enquirer, Reader’s Digest, talk shows, news reports, Rush Limbaugh, comic books, TV Guide, online manifestos and blogs, legal transcripts, and more.
THIS SHOW IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR YOUTH UNDER 18.
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Click to read the Orestes 2.0 Program.
“The way the characters interact with the disoriented setting and the themes in the play will certainly cause you to think. Maybe it will make you think about your role in the world in a different way.” – Roger Hanna, Set Designer