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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Pompous London linguist Henry Higgins believes he can turn even the lowest-speaking gutter-snipe into a well-bred lady, and dirt-poor flower seller Eliza Doolittle puts him to the test in Pygmalion. After selecting Eliza from the gutter to be his experiment, Higgins teaches her to speak like a proper lady, while Eliza, in turn, schools him on what it truly means to be a gentleman. This George Bernard Shaw comedy about class, identity and transformation inspired the hit musical My Fair Lady. This version of the classic play enjoys a 1960s, Mad Men-inspired setting. 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.