Are You There, Zeus? It's Me, Electra.
Tickets and Information
Opened Oct 29, 2009
(includes 1 intermission)
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Electra is angry, ruthless, and hell-bent on revenge. Too bad she's only 16... Electra is determined to avenge her father Agamemnon's death. Unfortunately, she's powerless - a teenager stuck at home with nothing but a Greek chorus that just won't go away. She will need to band together with her long-lost brother Orestes, their dim-witted sister Chrysothemis, their trusted friend Pylades and a torrent of raging hormones to set her plot for revenge in motion. But will vengeance lead to happiness? And why does puberty have to be so tragic? This Greek play's original title is somewhat deceiving. Electra appears to be about a central female character affecting all action of the play. However, she spends the entire time waiting for a man to show up on his proverbial white horse and make things happen. This story has always been about the one true heir Orestes; the conquering hero, returning home to save the day. All Electra can do is wait and lament… and then lament some more. But what if the story really belonged to Electra? What if she grew to believe in her own power and gained the strength to fight back on her own terms? This over the top, hilarious production answers those questions for you and throws in the grungy sounds of Nirvana, Bush and Greenday for good measure. Come and see Electra exact her own revenge for yourself!
300 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
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