Elephant in the Room, a new adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie
by Patricia Rhone
September 28, 29 & October 4, 5, 6 - 7:30 pm
September 30 - 2:00 pm
Originally an examination of class issues prevalent in Northern Europe during the late 19th century, this drama, in a provocative re-framing, provides us with a peek into the unique complexity that is born out of the collision between race and class in today’s world. This Miss Julie is a violent and dangerous dance between three characters in antebellum New Orleans, foretelling of the quieter, but equally dangerous way we dance around issues of race today.
Iphigenia at Aulis
directed by Steven Marc Weiss
November 16, 17, 29. 30 & December 1 - 7:30 pm
November 18 - 2:00 pm
While stranded with his troops at the port of Aulis, King Agamemnon of Argos faces the toughest decision of his life: should he or should he not yield to the goddess Artemis' directive that he willingly sacrifice his eldest daughter as the only apparent means of starting the war against Troy. At its heartfelt, poignant core, this “family drama” about the conflicting demands of kinship vs. society-at-large is as accessible today as it presumably was when first presented over twenty-five hundred years ago.
By the Bog of Cats…
by Marina Carr
directed by Dennis Barnett
April 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 - 7:30 pm
April 21 - 2:00 pm
Moving “between the mythic and the real,” this poetic venture into rural Ireland has quickly found its way into the contemporary canon. It is a story of an unrequited love and the ghosts that haunt it. It is a journey into the darkness of human frailty where ancient passions reside and consume the soul, where the past sucks the air out of the present and the future remains an illusive dream.