Orestes PR

One cannot lightly dismiss the command of destiny
nimbus presents part two of a new adaptation of Aeschylus’ classic trilogy.

August 22, 2007

In nimbus’ Agamemnon, the king returned from war only to find his death at the hands of his scheming wife. Now, the son will return to seek his vengeance. In this fusion of the 2nd half of Aeschylus’ The Libation Bearers and the entirety of The Eumenides, the prodigal Orestes returns to avenge the killing of his father, Agamemnon, and then flees, only to be pursued by the Furies. With help from Apollo, he seeks out Athena and is thrown to the mercy of her court and a jury of his peers. Directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Liz Neerland, Orestes is the second of a two-part original adaptation of the Oresteia trilogy. These classic tragedies have been re-imagined as a daring new work that seeks to trace the reverberations of brutality and introduce the (still) novel idea that mercy should take precedence over cruelty.