Elektra 100512
3.7 / 5 Rated by 119 members
Review from Mark Rudio
58 events 10 reviews

Wooden acting from some actors, over-acting from others. Modern day dress that makes no sense and is downright silly in a couple of instances. Most important of all, there should never, ever, be any laughs in Sophocles. There is nothing funny in...continued

reviewed Oct 26 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatreAddict
194 events 155 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Nov 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lindsey Evje
5 events 2 reviews

I'm afraid Ms. Perloff has exceeded her sell-by-date at ACT. She cannot direct, and this sad production is further proof. Ms. Augeson's 90 minutes of sobbing certainly proves that she has stamina, but it's a shame that she couldn't find anything...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Minker
29 events 12 reviews

Frankly, no one wants to say anything bad about the iconic Olympia Dukakis but her role is quite limited and she's really not that good (she plays the "Chorus," not Clytemnestra, a much juicier role, camped up to the hilt by Caroline Lagerfelt)....continued

reviewed Oct 26 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from joanna g harris
21 events 3 reviews

very 'mixed' production: static in staging: weird in setting (the gate was ugly to see and not in character with 'Greek" image. costumes were a mix of times....not always appropriate...but worst of all, Electra, the main character did not deliver...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Peter Gleichenhaus
Red Velvet 35 events 18 reviews

Play was very good. Supporting actors were wonderful. Emotions of Elektra were great; some of her dialog was lost as we could not hear her words.

reviewed Nov 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan
28 events 17 reviews

woman who played Electra was GREAT!

reviewed Oct 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from velvob
33 events 13 reviews

I found this particular production to be a bit too melodramatic.

reviewed Oct 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bernoulli
16 events 7 reviews

Hysteria in Hellas was the entire play. The best performers were the chain link fence that must have been the most active performer on the stage, as it was moved back and forth, climbed upon, rattled, and abused by the hysterical Elektra and...continued

reviewed Oct 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Brian
15 events 5 reviews

Dreadful...and painful to sit through. Ms. Augeson's 90 minutes of crying and weaping was wretched to listen to. Bizarre staging and bad acting = Don't waste your time. Love Olympia Dukakis normally, but this was definitely not worth attending...continued

reviewed Oct 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Nona M. Sanford
1 event 1 review

Elektra is basically a THOUGHT play in which the characters are evaluating justice in extremis. In such a play, it is essential to HEAR and UNDERSTAND each actor. I found that this was possible for all of the characters EXCEPT ELEKTRA. SHE BIT...continued

reviewed Oct 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jerome L.
Red Velvet 151 events 19 reviews

This was a powerful performance.

reviewed Nov 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from DAWGFAN
50 events 19 reviews

Scary good!

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ricardo
15 events 14 reviews

Really enjoyed "Elektra", and cellist was captivating with vocals, full-body music and hand-tapping sounds.

Set design was imaginative and an impressive backdrop for play. Also, notable performances by all, especially the parts of Elektra,...continued

reviewed Nov 01 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Leonard
14 events 11 reviews

Disappointed with Ms Dukakis performance. She did not deserve to be headlined.

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dirkus Maximus
16 events 10 reviews

Solid acting and decent direction kept Elektra interesting. There was a bit too much groveling on the floor and chewing of scenery for my liking, but all in all it was captivating. I rarely go see a play for the star but in this case I really...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from bmorgan
100 events 10 reviews

The best part of this show was the cellist.

reviewed Oct 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from chapalina
27 events 4 reviews

The idea of having the chorus move around was very good. Olympia Dukakis did a good job of showing how the story was going to turn out -- even though we already knew the ending. The actress who played Elektra was electrifying with her ability to...continued

reviewed Nov 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from stuartames
11 events 3 reviews

Haven't been to ACT for over 20 years and what a great production to experience upon returning. The production was flawless and the power Ms Dukakis displayed in her stage presence was overwhelming.
My only gripe was the 90 minute, no...continued

reviewed Nov 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Timothy Dobbins
9 events 2 reviews

First, I was very disappointed that Olympia Dukakis was ill, and not able to be in the production we saw. She was a major reason I wanted to go. The lead, Elektra, was very good, if a bit too overwrought through the entire production. Orestes...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2012 report as inappropriate
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