Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Yale School of Drama to Present Aeschylus Play

Yale School of Drama will present The Oresteia by Aeschylus, directed by Yagil Eliraz, Dec. 12–18 at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St., New Haven.

The Oresteia original music by Matthew Suttor, features scenic design by Fufan Zhang, costume design by An-lin Dauber, lighting design by Elizabeth Green, sound design by Pornchanok Kanchanabanca, projection design by Michael Commendatore, dramaturgy by Davina Moss, and stage management by Helen Muller.

The cast includes Sebastian Arboleda, Andrew Burnap, Anna Crivelli,Ricardo Dávila, Edmund Donovan, Melanie Field, Jonathan Higginbotham,Annelise Lawson, Sydney Lemmon, Jonathan Majors, and Elizabeth Stahlmann.

About the play:

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?

Performances are 8 pm from Saturday, Dec. 12- 18. There will be no performance on Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets, $15-$25: drama.yale.edu; 203- 432-1234, Box Office, 1120 Chapel St. at York Street).

Also this season:

Women Beware Women
By Howard Barker and Thomas Middleton
Directed by Leora Morris
Jan. 23–29, 2016

The Carlotta Festival of New Plays
May 6–14, 2016 

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