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 Electra: An American Gothic 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

ELECTRA: AN AMERICAN GOTHIC

 

Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17, 12:30 p.m.

(High school matinee, limited seating)

Multi-Purpose Room, University Union

Tickets are $12 General Admission, $7 Students with ID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy Electra has been brought into an 1880’s post-civil war Americana landscape in this new staging written by David Skeele and directed by Gordon R. Phetteplace.

Electra, blinded by the death of her father, and driven by her need for vengeance reveals how ‘Pride leadeth to a fall’- even when it is all we have left. Electra: An American Gothic gives audiences a solemn reminder about the evils of vengeance and the power of forgiveness in this 60 minute preview performance presented by the Department of Theatre in advance of its world premiere tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland this August.