Oresteia

“[Icke’s] exhilarating adaptation is in part a demolition…It dispenses with stage conventions. Yet this is not destruction, but revelation.…it is whole and entire of itself.”
The Guardian (UK), ★★★★★

“Robert Icke’s extraordinary adaptation of Aeschylus’s Oresteia makes it feel as if you have electrodes wired into your soul.”
Time Out London, ★★★★

“Lia Williams is absolutely riveting as Klytemnestra”
The Times (UK), ★★★★★

The Olivier Award–winning Oresteia is an electrifying adaptation by Robert Icke of Aeschylus’ seminal trilogy that played to sold-out houses at the Almeida and in London’s West End. Icke has condensed and modernized the Greek trilogy into a single performance that presents a bold family drama that “flows by like a waking dream” (Time Out London). Recognized as one of the greatest theater directors working today, Icke became the youngest winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director for his direction of Oresteia and also won Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Theatre Best Director awards. Lia Williams will return to play the enthralling Klytemnestra, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress. The distinguished company presents a new version of this epic revenge tragedy that is contemporary and exhilarating.

Artist Talk: Hamlet & Oresteia with Robert Icke
Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 5:30pm
Tickets: $15 (plus fees)

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North American Premiere
A Park Avenue Armory and Almeida Theatre Production

This Production had its World Premiere at The Almeida Theatre in London
Produced by The Almeida Theatre and Produced in the West End by Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions

Direction, Robert Icke
Sets & Costumes, Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting, Natasha Chivers
Sound, Tom Gibbons
Video, Tim Reid

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Photo: Miles Aldridge

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June 9–August 13, 2022

Previews:
Thursday, June 9–Monday, June 20, 2022
Performances:
Tuesday, June 21–Saturday, August 13, 2022
Evenings at 7:00pm
Matinees at 1:30pm
To view a full schedule of performances, click here.
Tickets start at $45 (plus fees)

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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This performance is approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes including two intermissions.

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