TRANSLATED BY TED HUGHES
DIRECTED BY YAGIL ELIRAZ
December 12–18, 2015
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street
Aeschylus’s 2,500-year-old trilogy of plays chronicles a society’s
struggle to break the cycle of sacrifice, revenge, bloodshed, and punishment that
plagues them. Ted Hughes’s powerful translation imbues The Oresteia
with a burning contemporary relevance as it examines this struggle through the most
personal microscope—the family cell—and stretches its primal and painful
conflicts to their extremity. What is Justice? And what is our individual and collective
responsibility to carry it out?
Contains disturbing imagery, fog, haze, and strobe lights. Please contact
the Box Office at 203.432.1234 if you have further questions about the themes or content
of this production.
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