Modern Agamemnon still shows the wounds of war.

Published on: January 8, 2016

Filled Under: Next Stage Theatre Festival, Reviews, Uncategorized

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This adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Aeschylus, features cell phones, video games and dildos amidst an angry family who each boast their own brand of hedonism to escape reality.  Clever modernisms promote humour where there wasn’t before (a purple snuggie in lieu of a purple carpet to emasculate Agamemnon), and strong performances by Nigel Shawn Williams (Agamemnon) and Brigit Wilson (matriarch Clytemnestra) ensures it works. The character/role of Iphigenia could use more clarity but the collective ensemble are a solid unit and demonstrate the violent effects of war on all involved, regardless of how tertiary their role may seem.

Agamemnon is on at the Factory Theatre Mainspace until January 17. For times and tix click here.

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