Orestes

by Aeschylus

adapted by Liz Neerland

Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

September 7, 2007 - September 23, 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.

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Dramatis Personae

Director Liz Neerland
Assistant Director Danielle Blackbird
Stage Manager Andrea Krist
Set Design Josh Cragun
Light Design Kate Hanson
Sound Design Jacob Rosene
Costume Design Andrea M Gross
Chorus Heather Meyer
Electra Bethany Ford
Orestes Brian Hesser
Furies Ariel Leaf
Apollo Andrew Chambers
Set Crew Brian Hesser
Set Crew Tanya Labao