Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
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.
Media Coverage of Orestes:
Online Media Kit: Orestes PR
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