Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Electra/Orestes Comédie-Française
Electra/Orestes Comédie-Française (NR) Release Date: March 6th, 2020
Runtime: 2 hr. 15 min.
Director: Ivo Van Hove
Genres: Program
Upon his return from the Trojan War, Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, and Aegisthus, her lover. Seven years later, after a long exile, Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns to Argos. He and his sister, Electra, decide to avenge their father's murder and dethrone the usurper who resigns at Clytemnestra's side. The young woman urges her brother to take their revenge further by killing their mother.
Ivo van Hove takes hold of the myth and provides a new interpretation of this ancient Greek tragedy! Stating that all his projects are born from "love at first sight" for a text, he combines two Euripides plays to tell the tale of a brother, Orestes, and a sister, Electra, who are reunited and join together in murder and revenge.

"Forget ‘Game of Thrones.’ No One Does Violence Like Euripides."
-Laura Cappelle, New York Times