SUNY Sullivan Presents Oresteia Live

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A new theatrical production for 2020-21 season

SUNY Sullivan is proud to announce performances for ORESTEIA LIVE, an exciting new adaptation of Aeschylus’ tragic ORESTEIA trilogy, styled as a 1940s radio play. Adapted for the stage by Susan Stroupe, Molly Kohl, Emily Windler, Nick López and Jessica López-Barkl, the production will be performed on Zoom December 4 through 6; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. In keeping with the theme of SUNY Sullivan’s 2020-21 theater season, ORESTEIA LIVE examines the impacts of literal or figurative ‘wars,’ either in microcosm or on a larger scale. In particular, ORESTEIA LIVE explores the universal theme of history being repeated, if the lesson of history is not learned. The play was first produced in 2007 in Albuquerque, NM, by In Strange Company, during the 10-year anniversary of the United States’ engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Utilizing Bertolt Brecht’s alienation method of telling a story in a different time period that discusses issues still haunting a community, the ORESTEIA LIVE hopes to entertain the audience while allowing them to hear shadows of their present experience. The production will be performed on Zoom and live streamed on YouTube. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 to the SUNY Sullivan Theater Program and the Performing Arts Club. To register for a performance, click December 4, at 8 PM or December 5, at 8 PM or December 6, at 2 PM. For further information, contact Jessica López-Barkl at jbarkl@sunysullivan.edu.