Dordt College News

New World Theatre performance opens April 15

April 5, 2004

The Greeks: The MurdersThe Dordt College Theatre Arts Department will present a modern adaptation of three Greek tragedies April 15 through 24.

"The Greeks: The Murders" features the stories of Hecuba, Agamemnon and Electra, grouped into one play derived from three Greek tragedians by adaptors John Barton and Kenneth Cavander.

This performance will be presented in the New World Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on April 15, 17, 21, 23 and 24. On Friday, April 16, the show will begin at 9 p.m.

Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 722-6430. The ticket price is $7 for adults and $4 for students.

Playing the role of Hecuba will be Laurel Alons, Sanborn. Nathan Pasma, Ripon, Calif., will play the role of Agamemnon. The role of Electra will be performed by Beth Knight, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The cast includes about 25 Dordt College students, under the direction of April Hubbard.

Hecuba was originally written by Euripides; Agamemnon by Aeschylus; and Electra by Sophocles. This adaptation stages a merciless cycle of revenge set in motion. After each act of vengeance, true justice remains unattainable and the characters that seek retribution await their own punishment.

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