Performances

Saturday, September 6, 2014
7:30 p.m. 


Ticket Prices

Adults - $15
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $14
KU Faculty/Staff - $14
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

Electra
by Sophocles

The Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Electra follows the title character's quest with the help of her brother, Orestes, to avenge the death of their father at the hands of their mother and her lover. The story of the two siblings set on gaining justice for one parent's wrongs at the hands of the other is one that has stood the test of time and still fascinates audiences today. This production will be performed in both English and Greek. It was created as part of the 2014 KU Summer Theatre in Greece program and was performed at Oiniades, a 4th century BCE open-air theatre. Students involved with the program live and attend classes in the village of Katohi, which is a part of the larger community of Iniades. The classes include instruction in Greek language, history, art and architecture as well as lessons in traditional Greek folk dancing. The group visits archaeological and historical sites in Delphi, Corinth, Mycenae, Nauplia, Epidauros, Cephalonia, Messolonghi and Athens.

Adapted & Directed by Dennis Christilles
Scenic Design by Dennis Christilles
Costume Design by Julia Ubert

Cast

Electra................................................Abby Hadel
Orestes...........................................Thomas Tong
Clytemnestra......................................Janice Craft
Pylades...................................................Eric Shin
Tutor...................................................Kevin Siess
Chrysothemis........................Jacquelyn O'Connor
Aegisthus..................................Joshua A. Greene
Royal Advisor..................................Gabriel Alaniz
Chorus..................Jami Bessey, Amanda Gerber,
    Kendra J. Hacker, Abby Sharp, & Katie Turkalo


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