A little change of pace for us: we thought instead of doing singular Greek tragedies. why not do...
THE COMPLETE GREEK TRAGEDIES
(in one hour)
Three actors. Thirty-one tragedies. One hour. No clue.
Watch as Catharsis mercilessly butcher the canon and drag Greek tragedy kicking and screaming off its plinth and onto a rollercoaster of a show which throws it from the highbrow to the lowbrow, from masks to mischief. Guaranteed to make you chorus with laughter!
Thirty one plays by the great tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides survive from antiquity. Together, they make up the canon of Greek tragedy: an incredible body of work which forms the cornerstone of Western storytelling.
Tonight, our attempt to perform them all will go exactly according to plan. It absolutely will not descend into a mess of surrealism and absurdity which requires three hapless performers to throw their prepared material and 2500 years of tradition to the winds and do all thirty-one Greek tragedies in one hour. I mean, that would be ridiculous.
If you’ve ever had to read a Greek tragedy at school, been forced to sit through one, or you’re just a culture junkie looking for your next big high, then this is the show for you.
This show is currently in development.
After a successful scratch performance at A Pleasance Scratch, The Complete Greek Tragedies will be at The Rosemary Branch Theatre on November 14th and 15th. Get your tickets now!
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