Iphigenia in Aulis

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by Euripides
Adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn
Music by Aldo Perez
Cheoreography by Patrice Miller
Art by Eric Shanower
Sets and masks by Jane Stein
Costumes by Carla Gant
Lighting by Jeff Nash

At La MaMa’s First Floor Theatre
74 E 4th St
Feb 14 – Mar 3, 2013 
previewing Feb 14, opening Feb 15
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm,
Sunday at 2:30pm

Tickets $18/ $13 Student & Seniors

Available at 212-475-7710
online at www.lamama.org
or at La MaMa’s box office

Presented by La MaMa in association with Untitled Theater Company #61

With:

Amy Melissa Bentley, Lynn Berg*, Michael Bertolini*, Ivanna Cullinan*, Giselle Chatelain, Laura Hartle*,  Paul Murillo, Eric Emil Oleson*, Jenny Lee Mitchell*, Sandy York*, Emily Clare Zempel*

Musicians: Matthew Brundrett (drums), Aldo Perez (guitar), Mike Strauss (bass) 

Stage Manager: Berit Johnson, Vocal Coach: Henry Akona,
Assistant Director/Assistant Music Director: Daniela Hart,
Fight Choreography: Dan Zisson, Asst Costume/Wardrobe: Jana Fronczek

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.

Read the director's note or an excerpt of the script