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Iphigeneia at Aulis / Bash

April 21, 2009

2007 Spring Theatre Production

This double bill examines the tragic sacrifice of innocent life in both ancient and contemporary contexts. “Iphigeneia at Aulis,” Euripides’ last work, recounts the events leading to the sacrifice of Iphigeneia, the daughter of the Greek leader Agamemnon. The play is a timeless meditation on power, ambition, and sacrifice. “Bash,” by Neil Labute, is a set of contemporary monologues that explores the decisions of contemporary men and women to participate in similar acts of violence. Together the plays ask tough questions about violence, ambition, war, and the nature of moral decision-making. The evening features a cast of 22 Lewis & Clark students including a chorus of a cappella singers.

Directed by Stephen Weeks.
Sets and costumes designed by Associate Professor Michael Olich.
Lighting designed by Peter West.
Musical direction by Chris Hubbard.