Sullivan, Twyford, Genebach Will Slay NJ in Washburn's Orestes a Tragic Romp

News   Sullivan, Twyford, Genebach Will Slay NJ in Washburn's Orestes a Tragic Romp
The Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, NJ will present the world premiere of Orestes a Tragic Romp, a modern adaptation of Euripides' tragedy by Anne Washburn, March 23-April 11.

The show, which will officially open March 27, will be directed by Two River artistic director Aaron Posner. It will be presented as a co-production with the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC, where the play recently finished a popular run.

The cast will feature Jay Sullivan as Orestes, Holly Twyford as Electra, Chris Genebach as Menelaus, and Lauren Culpepper, Rebecca Hart, Marissa Molnar, Margo Seibert, and Rachel Zampelli as the chorus.

The creative team will consist of composer, co-music director and sound designer James Sugg; set designer Daniel Conway; costume designer Jessica Ford; lighting designer Tyler Micoleau ; and movement director Patty Gallagher.

Posner said in a statement, "Greek tragedy pretty much has it all. Huge passions, extreme situations, murder, madness, gods descending from on high... not to mention a singing Greek chorus. It has been an amazing journey putting all the pieces together to turn a 2,400 year old tragedy into a genuinely fresh, engaging, and entertaining play for a contemporary audience. I'm extremely pleased with what we have done."

Washburn's credits include The Internationalist, Apparition, The Ladies< Marathon, October/November, I Have Loved Strangers and The Communist Dracula Pageant. The Two River Theater Company is located at 21 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank. For tickets, call (732) 345-1400 or visit

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