"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 for the murder of their oldest child. Centred around preparing a grand banquet, Clytemnestra and her murderous plot simmers and cooks, orchestrating a meal in which Agamemnon constitutes the main dish.
Aeschylus Classic text reconstruction is an amalgam of the different translations of Agamemnon and texts borrowed from various sources, including autopsy reports, food recipes, internet articles, 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."
Adapted and Directed by Gisela Cardenas
Produced by The Vortex Theatre- Josh Randal
David Arkema Archestratos of Gela
Katherine Friesen, Electra/ Clytemnestra
Oana Botez, Costumes
Lucrecia Briceño, Lights
Jian Jung, Sets
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