About This Show

For ten years, in the absence of her husband, King Agamemnon, Clytemnestra has ruled over a city left vacant by its men fighting the Trojan War. Upon learning of Agamemnon’s victorious return, Clytemnestra seeks revenge against her husband for the murder of their oldest child. Centered around the preparation of a grand banquet, Clytemnestra’s murderous plot simmers and cooks as she orchestrates a meal in which Agamemnon constitutes the main dish.

A reconstruction of Aeschylus’ classic text, this unique experience is an amalgam of the different translations of Agamemnon as well as texts borrowed from different sources including autopsy reports, food recipes, internet video game discussion groups, Roland Barthes, Dante, Shakespeare, and others. The production concentrates on the strong connection between food and the process of cooking as it mirrors human nature’s lust for power and violence. The audience becomes a central character to the event as its members assume the role of guests at Clytemnestra’s great feast.

Box Office Hours: One hour before curtain

Group Sales Number (12+): 212-206-1764

Appropriate For Ages: 12 and up

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: October 19, 2005 Final Performance: November 11, 2005