Sneak peak here: http://youtu.be/3sAO1tkDIqc
Set 60-years into a post-apocalyptic future in a society that needs rebuilding, The Agamemnon is a retelling of the Trojan War and the tragedies of war, reverting to the old ways and religions.
LBCC theater director Dan Stone aims to produce Greek theater such as it was in ancient times, but with relevance to today’s audience. In this production he explores the world of myth and ritual by producing five traditional Greek tragedies: Iphigenia at Aulis, Hecuba, The Trojan Women, Agamemnon and Electra.
These five plays show the progression of the effect of Agamemnon’s killing of the sacred stag, to the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia, to the sufferings of the Trojan women brought about by Agamemnon’s war, to his fatal homecoming where revenge is taken by his wife Clytemnestra, to finally the return of Agamemnon’s son, Orestes, and his claiming his rightful place at the throne of his murdered father.
The play will be a visually stunning performance that includes dance, original music and drumming.
Performance dates are May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m., and May 13 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for under 18 accompanied by an adult. Purchase yours online for no fee at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the theater box office, by phone at 541-917-4531, and at the door beginning two hours prior to performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.