COURT THEATRE PRESENTS AESCHYLUS’ AGAMEMNON

Sandra Marquez. Photo by joe mazza-brave lux, inc.

Sandra Marquez. Photo by joe mazza-brave lux, inc.Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Nicholas Rudall’s world-premiere translation of Aeschylus’Agamemnon, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Agamemnon runs November 5 – December 6, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. 

Featuring a world premiere adaptation by renowned scholar and Founding Artistic Director Nicholas Rudall, Agamemnon delivers the second installment of Court’s groundbreaking Greek Cycle. Actors Sandra Marquez (Clytemnestra) and Mark Montgomery (Agamemnon) return to resume the harrowing tale of the House of Atreus following last season’s incredible Iphigenia in Aulis.

A beacon is set ablaze at the edge of the city of Argos—Troy has been captured and the Greek army will return victorious. Ten war-torn years have passed since the Greek fleet sailed from the shores of Aulis on winds conjured by the goddess Artemis in exchange for the bloody sacrifice of King Agamemnon’s eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Inside the walls of Argos, Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra, orchestrates an unexpected welcome for her King as she patiently awaits his fateful return to a house torn apart by horror and sorrow.

Title:                Agamemnon

Written by:        Aeschylus

Translated by: Nicholas Rudall
Directed by:      Charles Newell

Dates:              Previews:         November 5-13, 2015

Press opening: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Regular run:     November 15- December 6, 2015

Schedule:         Wed & Thurs: 7:30 PM

Fridays:           8:00 PM

Saturdays:       3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sundays:          2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Location:          Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

Tickets:            $35-$45 previews

                        $45-$65 regular run

Box Office:       Located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org

Now in its 61st season, Court Theatre is guided by its mission to discover the power of classic theatre. Court endeavors to make a lasting contribution to American theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts. Court revives lost masterpieces, illuminates familiar texts, and distinguishes fresh, modern classics. Court engages and inspires its audience by providing artistically distinguished productions, audience enrichment activities, and student educational experiences.

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