City on a Hill* Productions
directed by David J. Boss
January 22nd at 12:00pm - January 25th at 9:00 pm
January 29th at 9:15 pm - January 30th at 7:00 pm
916 Springdale (click for map)
City on a Hill* Productions (producers of the award-winning "American Volunteers") presents the tragic first parts of Aeschylus' "Orestia," known as "Agamemnon" at FronteraFest 2011. Using the seminal translation for the stage by scholar Peter Meinecke, we bring you a play faithful to the text as Aeschylus wrote it.
See the strain of war as first told by the Greeks. Agamemnon returns home to Argos as a war hero but his actions before the fabled conflict still have repercussions he cannot avoid. As the Chorus looks on, tragedy comes to the House of Menelaus in this tale of the cost of war and proto-nihilism.
Starring American Shakespeare Center veteran Daniel Rigney as Agamemnon and Austin veteran actor Kimberley Mead as Clytemnestra. Directed by Austin Shakespeare regular David J. Boss, and produced by the team of Ania Upstill, Emilio Banda, and the award-winning playwright Johnny Meyer.