The Oresteia

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Through ten years of war, grief and rage, Queen Clytemnestra lies in wait for her husband Agamemnon’s return, determined to avenge one child, only to doom the others. The sole surviving trilogy in Greek tragedy, The Oresteia chronicles a deluge of violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the depths of its complicity. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin (The Persians) has written a new version of the classic, commissioned by STC. Her play, three years in the making, weaves together the works of Aeschylus with stunning poetry and emotional heft. An epic, world-premiere interpretation of this pillar of western culture, The Oresteia makes a fitting end to Michael Kahn’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

 

Presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company

Show Type
Drama
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$44 - $118

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Box Office Phone: 202-547-1122

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/30/2019 - 06/03/2019
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Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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