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Media Release October 25, 2005
Contact: Brian Gaston
401-863-2730 | Brian_Gaston@brown.edu | www.brown.edu/tickets

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"Clytemnestra" - Katie Meister ‘06 and
"Aegisthus" - Aaron Cutler ‘08

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"Agamemnon" - Christian Luening '06,
"Clytemnestra" - Katie Meister ‘06, and
"Cassandra" - Theodora Greece ‘06

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"Agamemnon" - Christian Luening '06 and
"Cassandra" - Theodora Greece ‘06
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" Aegisthus" - Aaron Cutler ‘08,
"Agamemnon" - Christian Luening '06, and "Clytemnestra" - Katie Meister ‘06
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"Clytemnestra" - Katie Meister ‘06 and
" Orestes" - Chris Bremner ‘06

Brown University and Sock & Buskin present

The Greeks

By John Barton and Kenneth Cavander
Adapted by John Emigh and James Rutherford (Based on the works of Aeschyus, Sophocles, and Euripides) Directed by John Emigh

November 10-13 & 17-20 , 2005
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm

Leeds theatre, Catherine Bryan Dill Performing Arts Center

77 Waterman Street , Providence , RI

Regular Admission: $15

Senior Citizens & Brown Employees: $10

Students: $5

For tickets and information: 401-863-2838

www.brown.edu/tickets

The Greeks is a boldly theatrical adaptation of the plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides that deal with the fall of Troy and its disastrous aftermath for the victorious Greek general, Agamemnon, and his family. War, murders, rape, revenge, and incest leave their mark; both the gods and humanity are severely tested in a story that has become a heart-piece of Western mythology.

Kenneth Cavender and John Barton adapted the Trojan and Mycenaean plays of the three great playwrights of ancient Greece in 10 dramas presented over 3 evenings by the Royal Shakespeare Company of England in 1981, the middle three plays were named: The Murders. This is a condensed and collaged version, focused on the events that ravaged Agamemnon's tragic family and the questions posed by these events that have resonated ever since.

Director John Emigh has been teaching and directing at Brown since 1967. He holds MFA and PhD degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans and has directed over 65 plays: 50 of them at this University. In 1974-75, he studied topeng masked dance/theatre with I Nyoman Kakul in Bali, Indonesia and has since performed variants of this improvised form in theatres, festivals, grade schools, universities, conservatories, old age homes, international conferences, and ritual gatherings around the world. He is the author of Masked Performance: The Play of Self and Other in Ritual and Theatre, was founding chairperson of the Association for Asian Performance, chaired the Theatre, Speech and Dance Dept. for 6 years, and, last year, directed Performance Studies international's eleventh annual conference , “Becoming Uncomfortable,” hosted by Brown.

 

CAST

  • " Aegisthus" - Aaron Cutler ‘08
  • "Agamemnon" - Christian Luening '06
  • "Andromache" - Lizzie Vieh'07
  • "Cassandra" - Theodora Greece ‘06
  • "Chrysothemis" - Charlotte Graham ‘07
  • "Clytemnestra" - Katie Meister ‘06
  • "Electra" - Aja Nisenson ‘07
  • "Hecuba" - Gloria Huwiler ‘06
  • "Helen" - Annabel Topham ‘06
  • " Iphigenia" - Jessie Hopkins'08
  • " Orestes" - Chris Bremner ‘06
  • " Polyxena" - Erin Adams ‘09
  • " Talthybius" - Jed Resnick ‘06

Greek Chorus:

  • "Eurynome" (Head of Chorus) - Katherine Hunt ‘07
  • "Creusa" – Gloria Huwiler '06
  • "Iris" - Lizzie Vieh '07
  • "Lampito" – Erin Adams
  • "Lysistrata" – Naomi Smith '06
  • "Myrrhina" – Maria Schreiber '09

Trojan Chorus

  • "Callonike" – Alex Hellquist '08
  • "Ismenia" – Aja Nisenson '07
  • "Silena" – Afreen Akheter ‘08

 

 



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