To put The Agamemnon on a modern American Stage presents some real problems. Our work is an attempt to realize certain elements: the dark world of Argos turned in on itself, unable to resolve its fear; Clytemnestra’s need to seek freedom from religious superstition: to tear down the god, to act without guilt, to resolve her revenge by herself. Also to find equivalents for the music and choral majesty of ancient times, to deal with both as surrealist motifs, to seek visual support for the spoken words; and finally to seek the inner life of the characters rather than their external show.

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Translated by: Edith Hamilton

Adapted and directed by: Brother Jonathan O.S.F.

Set by: Fredda Slavin

Costumes by: Theoni V. Aldredge & Martin Pakledinaz

Original music by: Evangelos Fampas

Lighting by: John Merriman

Sound by: Aural Fixation

Choreography by: Menno Vantoorenburg

Production Stage Manager: Gary Walter

Technical Director: Jeff Berzon

 

Agamemnon: Michael Landrum

Clytemnestra: Melodie Somers

Cassandra: Katina Kalin

Aegisthus: Dennis Bailey

Chorus Leader: William Preston

 

Produced by: The Greek Theatre of New York (EllinikoTheatro)

 

At the GTNY theatre, 120 West 28thStreet in NYC