Harvard students present an exhilarating theatrical experience for the British premiere of this hard-hitting adaptation of Electra, after having toured Boston and Istanbul, and soon Berlin! With Ece Hakim and six other talented youn…
Harvard students present an exhilarating theatrical experience for the British premiere of this hard-hitting adaptation of Electra, after having toured Boston and Istanbul, and soon Berlin!
With Ece Hakim and six other talented young actors, Electra is a moving exploration of family and justice.
This is the latest production by director Isaiah Michalski, actor of Lars Kraume’s award-winning film The Silent Revolution. Michalski studies theater at Harvard College and is currently participating in the Schaubühne’s prestigious apprenticeship program. The show will include an original score and live music by composer Marie Carroll.
Background to the myth:
Thousands of years ago, King Agamemnon ruled over all of Mycenae, an ancient city in the south of Greece. All was well in the city, which he reigned alongside his wife Clytemnestra and his four children Iphigenia, Electra, Orestes and Chrysothemis. But when Agamemnon’s sister in law, Helen, was taken to Troy, it was up to him to command the Greek armed forces into the infamous Trojan War. The war would claim many victims, including Agamemnon’s daughter Iphigenia, whom he sacrificed to the God Artemis in exchange for a strategic advantage. Upon his return, Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover. Electra, along with her dead father’s adviser, organized the kidnapping her youngest brother Orestes, with the intent of training the young boy to one day avenge his father and murder his mother. Fifteen years later, Orestes returns to Mycenae to fulfill his murderous destiny...
ELECTRA in the press:
Director: Isaiah Michalski | Assistant Director: Lily Grob | Producers: Ben Rosenthal and Lily Grob | Actors: Ece Hakim, Balim Barutçu, Ruva Chigwedere, Freddie MacBruce, Ben Milliken, Molly Peterson, Isaiah Michalski | Music Performance and Sound Design: Marie Carroll | Stage Design: Lily Grob | Costume Design: Lily Grob | Lighting Design: Sunny Levine | Graphic Design: Katie McClanan | Photography: Marlena Skrabak