Featuring music of downtown indie rocker Aldo Perez (from the band The Renaldo The Ensemble,) and the work of graphic novelist, Eric Shanower (author of the award-winning Age of Bronze series), Edward Einhorn’s new adaptation reexamines Euripides’ play about democracy versus ochlocracy (mob rule) and the role of religion in popular uprisings, subjects made particularly relevant by Arab Spring.
Masks by Jane Stein are both worn and “puppeteered” as a second self, separating the characters from their classic archetypes and reveling more basic human emotions beneath. Deliberately anachronistic, the production mixes the contemporary with the classical and uses pop iconography of comics to examine the timeless, philosophical elements of the myth
About the Company: Untitled Theatre Company, #61
Untitled Theater Company #61 is a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical.
Thu - Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30
Theater: La Mama (first Floor Theater)
Address: 74A E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Cost:$18/$13 students and seniors
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