Agamemnon PR

This House Must Tell Its Own Story
nimbus presents the first part of a new adaptation of Aeschylus’ classic trilogy.

May 23, 2007

Minneapolis, MN (May 23, 2007) – Aeschylus once wrote that \in war, truth is the first casualty.\" In his post-Trojan War drama Agamemnon, the same could be said of love. Combined with the first half of The Libation Bearers, nimbus’ Agamemnon chronicles the triumphant return home of King Agamemnon after the fall of Troy and how, through deceit, subterfuge and manipulation, murder and revenge ensue. This is the first part of a two-part original adaptation of the Oresteia triology, directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Liz Neerland. These classic plays have been re-imagined as a daring new work that seeks to trace the reverberations of brutality throughout world history and to explore how humans and violence are inextricably and, seemingly, exponentially linked. Agamemnon will be presented June 8th – 24th at the Minneapolis Theater Garage, 711 West Franklin Avenue, in Minneapolis. Friday, June 8th – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 9th – 8:00 pm Sunday, June 10th – 3:00 pm Thursday, June 14th – 8:00 pm Friday, June 15th – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 16th – 8:00 pm Sunday, June 17th – 3:00 pm Monday, June 18th – 8:00 pm Thursday, June 21 – 8:00 pm Friday, June 22 – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 23 – 8:00 pm Sunday, June 24 – 3:00 pm Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and Sundays, $14 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $16 for the opening night performance and gala. A special pay-what-you-can performance will be held on Monday, June 18th. Tickets are available by calling nimbus at (651) 229-3122 or online at www.nimbustheatre.com. Cast and crew interviews and preview arrangements can be made by contacting Josh Cragun at (612) 237-9810 or via e-mail at josh@nimbustheatre.com. Above the maddening din of pat answers, advertising chatter, and pop culture jingles, nimbus asks our audiences, collaborators, and conspirators to question ideas, emotions, and easy answers. We present work that entertains, provokes, challenges, and sometimes just plain baffles."