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Lake Forest College "All of Orestes"
"All of Orestes" opens February 21st at Lake Forest College
Directed and created by Sean Graney, Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, Chicago, IL
Come experience a Greek tragedy with laughs!
All of Orestes is a three-act look at Orestes and his descent into matricidal madness. A modern adaptation of nearly all the Greek tragedies that feature Orestes (Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Sophocles’ Elektra, and Euripides’ Elektra,Orestes, Andromache and Iphigenia in Tauris). Orestes returns to Argos ten years after his mother kills his father to enact murderous revenge with the help of his sister Elektra. Hunted by the Furies, he finally abandons his flight and stands trial under a new system of justice.
This is a contemporary work of theater that updates Ancient Greece to a Cold War Soviet look. Recasting the plays' language into a contemporary voice, Graney has found dark humor in the story of the blood revenge that curses Orestes until the gods enact a new democratic system of justice that finally stops the ongoing cycle of retribution. Immerse yourself in Graney's promenade style of theater.
Stepen Bromfield: Orestes
Calchas + Cassandra + Andromache
Madison Gordon: Achilles + Neoptolemus
Sam Kaser: Clytemnestra + Clytemnestra's Murderer
Selmir Klicic: Agamemnon + Sisyphus Stoneroller
Kiersten Kolstad: Elektra + Helen
Ayden Lopez: Menelaus + Aegisthus
Jenna Mary Madeley: Iphigenia + Hermione
Nick Banks: Pylades
February 21 - March 2, 2013
(Thursday and Friday @ 7:30 p.m; Saturday @ 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.)
Hixon Hall, South Campus, Lake Forest College
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets. Tickets are $3 for students and seniors, $7 for adults. Cash payment at the door.
Coming in April, Once On This Island, a musical for all ages produced by the Lake Forest College Theater department and the Garrick Players.
More About Lake Forest College
Founded in 1857 as Lake Forest University, a group of Chicago Presbyterians set out to establish a college and a community at a midpoint between Evanston and Waukegan. The college became Lake Forest College in 1858. During the Civil War years, instruction ceased, at the college and resumed in 1876 thanks to Mary E. Smith Farwell, who wanted her daughter, Anna, to stay close to home to attend college and launched Lake Forest College.
In the 1990s, enrollment dipped below 1,000, but in the last decade it has remained at more than 1,200 students representing 47 states and 71 countries. The college has 30 majors.
Just this year, the college opened a new 68,000-square-foot recreation, sports and fitness center.