Poet Anne Carson's new translations of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, Sophocles' Electra and Euripedes' Orestes have been compiled into a two-part theatrical event, which will be performed on two separate evenings or in a one-day marathon. Opening night is April 1.
Part I, which features Agamemnon and Electra, will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM; Part II, Orestes, will be presented Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 PM. The marathon performances are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.
The cast will comprise Craig Baldwin, Michi Barall, Jesse Barbagallo, Annika Boras, Yusef Bulos, Eric Dyer, Dan Hurlin, Karinne Keithley, Doan Ly, Christopher McCann, Steve Mellor, David Neumann and Stephanie Roth Haberle.
An Oresteia features direction by Brian Kulick and Gisela Cardenas (Part I) and direction by Paul Lazar and choreography by Annie-B Parson (Part II).
"In this unique compilation translated by Ms. Carson and told by each of ancient Greece's greatest tragedians," press notes state, "CSC brings together these three classics in a kaleidoscopic epic trilogy of power, revenge and redemption that represents one of its most ambitious theatrical undertakings yet." Performances will continue through April 19.
Classic Stage Company is located at 136 East 13th Street. For tickets visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111 or (212) 352-3101.