The University of La Verne is proud to serve as host to one of the greatest of the Greek tragedies; The Oresteia, which was performed in Athens in 458 BCE and is the only surviving example of a Greek trilogy. This seldom performed trilogy concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus and the replacement of personal revenge with the rule of law.
This entertaining production will run Thursday through Saturday May 3-5, and 10– 12, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a final performance Sunday, May 13th at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $8 for seniors and La Verne faculty and staff, and $5 for students/children.
Guest Resident Artist Georgij Paro, the former Intendant of the National Theatre of Croatia in Zagreb, has brilliantly managed to compress the three plays into an uninterrupted performance of about 90 minutes without sacrificing the richness and force of the original trilogy. His approach incorporates the great tradition of Greek theatre in a manner that will make it accessible and relevant to a contemporary audience.
With a company of 36 actors and costumes designed by Maro Parian and scenography by Dr. David Flaten, the production moves from the murderous House of Atreus to the snake-filled caves of Pythia to the elevated court of the goddess Athena where Orestes, hounded for matricide by the avenging Furies, is defended by Apollo and pronounced innocent.
The Dailey Theatre, Main Stage, is located near the corner of “B” and 2nd Street at the University of La Verne, 1950 Third Street, La Verne, CA 91750. For more information or to make reservations to attend, please call, 909-593-3511, ext. 4386.
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