Iphigenia in Aulis - Reviews

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“The actors trust the story and the words, skillfully bringing out all the pathos and human drama..Hartle offers a splendid rainbow of reaction, from desperate begging to acceptance to noble idealism.. Exquisite mask-topped implements represent the public faces of the main characters and hark back to the masked performances Euripides's audiences would have seen. The visuals succeed all around, in fact – not just the masks and the sets (Jane Stein) but the unprepossessingly perfect costumes (Carla Gant), the subtle lighting (Jeff Nash), and the graphic art contributions from Eric Shanower.  ”

Jon Sobel
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“The beautifully wrought, eerily impersonal masks which intervene between the characters’ feelings and their obligations are designed by Jane Stein from Age of Bronze graphic novelist Eric Shanower’s images.  The characters themselves are more high-minded, in debates which are compelling as drama and plain speech turned to insistent artistry by director Edward Einhorn’s translation. His treatment is a new standard text of language unadorned but not austere, the straightforward arguments of state and dialogues of moral dilemma almost entirely free of poetic ornament but elevated to distinguished oratory and elemental outcry by the external pressures and expressive necessities the characters face...an essentially flawless ensemble”

Adam McGovern
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“Very fine performances and the most beautiful masks I have ever seen.”

Julie Congress
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“The play remains astonishingly timely for a play written over two thousand years ago.”

Charles Battersby
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Theater for Nerds

“A sense of immediacy is presented by the rock music by Aldo Perez. This is a lively, exciting classic. ”

Mark Savitt on Hi Drama

“ Laura Hartle is luminous as Iphigenia, moving from buoyant innocence to strength with a quiet grace. Even more riveting is Ivanna Cullinan’s Klytemnestra, whose initial cool confidence crumbles into the tempestuous rage of a mother wronged. Her flinty gaze as the lights dim is chilling, a hint of what will befall Agamemnon years later when he returns from Troy.”

Nicole Villeneuve on Backstage