MAPHers feeling free and frisky after turning in their theses last year gave Court Theatre’s Arcadia rave reviews. Coming up is a real thespian treat: Seneca’s time old story of human rage, Thyestes, translated and interpreted by two of today’s greatest female artists. The play will open on Sept. 20 and run until Oct. 21–and constitutes a sweet excuse to get back to campus in all its autumn glory.
Caryl Churchill, winner of four Obie Awards, including the award for Sustained Achievement, has crafted a translation of the play that promises to be inventive and to thoughtfully engage issues of desire and politics. (To read more about her work, check out her British Council on the Arts profile, especially the “Critical Perspective” section: http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth259 .)
The play’s director, Joanne Akalaitis, is another Obie Sustained Achievement winner, whose supa-star career includes gigs with the American Repertory Theater, Juilliard, and the NYC Opera. Judging from the publicity pictures, it’s not something you want to miss—check out the Court Theatre’s website for details.