based on the Oresteia, an original work directed by Andrea Arden
In Aeschylus' Oresteia, Father sacrifices Daughter to win the Trojan War – Mother avenges Daughter by killing Father – Son avenges Father by killing Mother – Son stands Trial before the High Court of Athens – The Question is: Does he Live or Die for his Crime? What Breaks the Cycle of Death? Created and directed by Andrea Arden, Wrecked explodes the story of the Oresteia into elliptical, fragmented episodes to create a kaleidoscopic journey of memories and images, confessions and confrontations, colliding and slamming this familiar tragedy on its head. Wrecked fuses elements of Greek mythology, German Expressionism, and burlesque, ricocheting between linguistic acrobatics and visual poetry. Set in a barren wasteland monitored by omnipresent yet always hidden cameras, Wrecked explores just how much we must suffer and bear the consequences of unrelenting cycles of violence before the world collapses upon itself. In Arden's production, private is public; truth is mysterious; and the Law is split wide open. THEATRE LÎLA burst onto the New York theater scene in 2005 with co-Artistic directors Jessica Lanius' The Waltz of Elementary Particles and Andrea Arden's Julie. Bryn Manion of OffOffOnline raved: "This is one of the best pieces of theater I have seen in five years."
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, with a special matinee performance on March 11 at 2pm
Theater: American Theatre Of Actors
Address: 314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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