Electra: Euripides' Tale of Revenge and Murder
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The last date listed for Electra was Sunday February 2, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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Salomé is a scandalous tale of Biblical proportions, centuries old, yet still possessing all its ability to strike a nerve with audiences. Set in Biblical times, this erotically charged story centers on a tangled triangle: the prophet Jokanaan, a lecherous King Herod and the monarch's pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome. When Herod pleads with Salome to dance for him to satisfy his lust, he offers her anything in his power to give in return. Salome dances the seductive Dance of the Seven Veils, and demands the head of Jokanaan in return. Learn More
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One of the best compliments a Shakespearean actor can receive from a normal person is, "I actually understood what was going on!" This text isn't Shakespeare, but with its language, subplots, betrayals and complicated names, it can all become Greek to anyone trying to follow. And while I'm not exactly a normal person, I'm thrilled to say that I understood it, too. The much appreciated Cast of Characters in the program helps, but most of it can be chalked up to the amazing clarity and passion of both the director and its cast.
There are some very nice technical touches (lightning, crickets at night, the wild Xanadu makeup for the narrators/"chorus", etc.), but it's the aforementioned passion that genuinely brings the story to light. The cast has that, along with confidence and talent, but the show really belongs to the extraordinary lead Tiffany Cole, who wins the hearts of the audience for a character who may or may not deserve it - depending on how you feel about revenge and justice. Her charisma and fire remind us why this story should be retold, and the gifted folks at Archway Theater are just the right people to tell it. Highest recommendation.