Iphigenia in Aulis

directed by Edward Einhorn

Iphigenia (Laura Hartle) and Achilles (Paul Murillo) 

Featuring music of downtown indie rocker Aldo Perez (from the band The Renaldo The Ensemble) and the work of graphic novelist Eric Shanower (author of the award-winning Age of Bronze series), Edward Einhorn’s new adaptation reexamines Euripides’ play about democracy versus ochlocracy (mob rule) and the role of religion in popular uprisings, subjects made particularly relevant by Arab Spring. Masks by Jane Stein are both worn and “puppeteered” as a second self, separating the characters from their classic archetypes and revealing more basic human emotions beneath. Deliberately anachronistic, the production mixes the contemporary with the classical and uses pop iconography of comics to examine the timeless, philosophical elements of the myth.

Performances: 

 2/14/2013 at 7:30pm
 2/15/2013 at 7:30pm
 2/16/2013 at 7:30pm
 2/17/2013 at 2:30pm
 2/21/2013 at 7:30pm
 2/22/2013 at 7:30pm
 2/23/2013 at 7:30pm
 2/24/2013 at 2:30pm
 2/28/2013 at 7:30pm
 3/1/2013 at 7:30pm
 3/2/2013 at 7:30pm
 3/3/2013 at 2:30pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-7710 
Website for reservations www.untitledtheater.com  
Running time 1hr. 20min. 

 

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