Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Marx, academic department associate
written by Aeschylus
directed by Angela Iannone
The murder of a parent is one of the primal, unforgivable crimes and punishable by death and eternal torture by the oldest of the gods, the Furies. Considered the first courtroom drama, The Furies focuses on Orestes, the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. When Clytemnestra strikes down her husband Agamemnon in vengeance for his sacrifice of their daughter, the god Apollo demands that Orestes kill his mother. Orestes is caught between the wrath of the vengeful Furies and the new order of law proposed by Apollo, who demands that a trial take place in the sacred temple of Athena. Angela Iannone's new adaptation of The Furies by Greek dramatist Aeschylus will feature dance, pageantry and passion.