Euripides Summer Festival Returns to New York City
A New York City summer tradition, the New York Euripides Summer Festival is back in town presenting two rarely-staged Euripidean classics, IPHIGENIA AMONG THE TAURIANS and DAUGHTERS OF TROY in a limited run from July 27th through August 1st in select outdoor stages and indoor performances. All performances are free of charge to the general public and to students of all ages.
IPHIGENIA AMONG THE TAURIANS is based on the mythical version that Iphigenia was actually not sacrificed in Aulis by Agamemnon but was rather saved by Artemis whom she now serves as a priestess to her temple in Tauris, where her brother Orestes and his friend Pylades go to rob the temple. With Jade Anderson in the title role, it features Frank Pagliaro as Orestes and Gerome Olona as Pylades. The Greek Women comprise of Mary Flannigan, Leah Griff, Ellen Relac and Annie Fang. Joel Hunter appears as the Herdsman, Nick Meruvia as Thoas, Carlo Maria Velardi as the Messenger and Ruba El-kaddoumi as Athena. Directed by Stephen Diacrussi, it performs on Saturday, July 27 at Theatre 54 at 8:00 pm, Monday, July 29 at East River Park Amphitheatre at 6:00 pm, and Wednesday, July 31 at The Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre at 6:00 pm.
DAUGHTERS OF TROY, one of the best antiwar plays ever written, reflects Euripides' disillusionment of Athenian democracy, borrowing events from the Trojan War, just after the stratagem of the Trojan Horse, when Troy fell to the Greeks. Ruba El-kaddoumi repeats her role as Athena and Deedee Woche appears as Hecuba. The Trojan Women are played by Annie Fang, Taylor McKenzie, Abigail Gabor and Shadie Thompson. Talthybius is portrayed by Joel Hunter and Menelaus by Christopher Yoo. Charlotte Williams plays Cassandra and Lesley Young is Andromache. Alexis Slocum appears as Helen and Stephen Diacrussi makes a rare festival appearance as Poseidon. Directed by Annabelle Lau, it performs on Sunday, July 28 at Theatre 54 at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 30 at East River Park Amphitheatre at 6:00 pm and Thursday, August 1st at The Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre at 6:00 pm.
New York Euripides Summer Festival is produced by American Thymele Theatre.
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