Thu Nov 16 – Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Theban Cycle - A Greek Tragedy of Epic Proportion

Sponsored by: Hamden Hall Country Day School

Hamden Hall Theatre Presents: The Theban Cycle - A Greek Tragedy of Epic Proportion

Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, rolled into one colossal drama

The Theban Cycle combines three Sophoclean masterpieces, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, into one epic drama. The story centers on members of the royal family of Thebes who are corrupt, power-hungry, and battling their inner demons. This play has all of the elements of a genuine Greek tragedy - murder, power struggles, sibling rivalry, and suicide - while also touching contemporary themes like gender, politics, and family dynamics.

What makes this play remarkable is that it’s written, choreographed, composed and assistant-directed by three students at Hamden Hall, under the direction of the Theatre Director, Charlie Alexander. “The Theban Cycle is a vehicle not only for excellent thematic inquiry but has been an opportunity for student driven work. The play is the result of a year-long study by its author and assistant director, Kirsten ‘Shaw’ Mettler ‘19. Senior Charley Tiernan is the production’s choreographer; and the sound design, including original music, is by senior Yonatan Hirshfield.” - Charlie Alexander, Theatre Director

Performances dates: Thu-Sat, Nov. 16, 17, 18, at 8pm. Taylor Performing Arts Center, 1108 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Tickets at hhtheatre.eventbrite.com May not be suitable for children under 12.

Admission: 16.00
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