Saturday November 3, 2012 / 8:00pmElektra
How was your experience?
Wow. Where to begin? The script is bad, taking an ancient Greek play which has stood the test of time and removing any trace of why... Why should a modern audience care about whiny grief stricken Elektra, dressed in ridiculous dreadlocks and a semi-sheer skirt which shows the black bra, grandma panties and kneepads underneath? (the costuming - though even worse than the script, is at least entertainingly dreadful). Why is Clytemnestra the only character robed in the ancient Greek style? (though the fabric used is a modern fright, the chiton is correct) A chain link fence? An added scene before the show that gives away the one interesting plot twist? An underused on-stage musician? A performance from Steven Anthony Jones as Aegisthus that is so terribly over-the-top, that his death is a welcome relief? (Both murders, by the way, are hilarious) Carey Perloff is the "director" responsible for this torture - and for making Olympia Dukakis, of all people, seem wooden and dull. It's a crime against drama. Be warned.