ORESTEIA (In development)

Preston Martin as Electra at Judson Church  (photo by Mia Hull)

Preston Martin as Electra at Judson Church (photo by Mia Hull)

by Nate Weida, Micah Bucey, and Mia Hull

This musical adaptation draws from Aeschylus’s Oresteia and the wealth of myths, adaptations, and translations that swirl around this tale of a family mired in violence. Over 2,000 years old and still horrifyingly relevant, our story focuses in turn on the perspectives of a firebrand Electra, a haunted Clytemnestra, and a silenced Cassandra. The piece veers from the drag personas of our femme fatales ruling over a cabaret romp, to an atonal chorus of Furies who appear in fever dreams, to a defiant deconstruction of performance that demands we consider how exactly to take action against injustice.

Foreground: Liz Leimkuhler as Iphigenia / Background: Ben Langhorst as Agamemnon & Vanessa Felix as Fury

Foreground: Liz Leimkuhler as Iphigenia / Background: Ben Langhorst as Agamemnon & Vanessa Felix as Fury

Nate Weida, McLean Peterson, Bailey Edwards, Chanel Andrews, Melissa Mahoney, Kristen Krak, Sophie, and Sophie Sagen-Gutherz  (photo by Mia Hull)

Nate Weida, McLean Peterson, Bailey Edwards, Chanel Andrews, Melissa Mahoney, Kristen Krak, Sophie, and Sophie Sagen-Gutherz (photo by Mia Hull)

At the Barn at Bennett’s Bridge: Lauren Annunziata, Nate Weida, Ronald Peet, Bailey Edwards, Mia Hull

At the Barn at Bennett’s Bridge: Lauren Annunziata, Nate Weida, Ronald Peet, Bailey Edwards, Mia Hull

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