A Modern Adaptation by ROBERT AULETTA Directed by KENNETH RYAN Lighting Designer HERRICK GOLDMAN Wardrobe Consultant NANCY THUN Sounds Design JEANNE TRAVIS ANNA FRANKL-DUVAL REBECCA NELSON* JEREMY SMITH* PETER ROGAN* KENNETH RYAN* SARAH WHARTON
*Courtesy Actors Equity Association
THE LAB is pleased to announce the upcoming production of Robert Auletta’s AGAMEMNON:REDUX, a modern adaptation of Aeschalus’ Agamemnon. Staged in the penthouse of the Roger Smith Hotel, this play will be performed to an exclusive audience of 40 people a night for a limited run of 16 performances only.
Experiential theater in its most raw form, this famous Greek tragedy will unfold around audience members in the hotel’s intimate penthouse. One of the most unusual and private spots in the city, this space is most notable for its domed ceiling that inspired the famed architect Buckminster Fuller to design his Geodesic Dome. The distinctive room provides for a dramatic staging of the play as actors unexpectedly emerge from side rooms, back rooms and even exterior balconies, sharing the close space with the audience, bringing a fresh immediacy to this re-telling of an ancient classic.
The Cast of Agamemnon:Redux “On Agamemnon”
THE LAB Presents “Actors: On Acting” The Cast of Agamemnon:Redux
“I’m a New Yorker, born and raised. And the clarity of language is important to me” says Obie Award-winning playwright Robert Auletta (Peter Sellars’ AJAX and THE PERSIANS). “Language needs to be visceral. I’m trying to do something that brings the story to today’s audience and makes it accessible in the same way it may have been experienced by a Greek audience in 485 B.C.”
Director Kenneth Ryan (founding member of American Repertory Theatre)says “This is a lean, mean fighting machine performed by six actors, using a raw poetic text that brings the traditional elements of Aeschelus’ work into the vernacular of today. The Wild Bunch takes on the Greeks.”
Agamemnon:Redux opens Thursday February 23rd and runs through Sunday March 18th, Thursdays through Sundays at 8PM. Seating is extremely limited and tickets are $18. There will be a “Tweetview” performance (open to anyone reserving their seat through Twitter) on February 21st. Send us a tweet! @AgaRedux
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