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This show closed on June 2, 2019

About The Oresteia

Through ten years of war, grief and rage, Queen Clytemnestra lies in wait for her husband Agamemnon’s return, determined to avenge one child, only to doom the others. The sole surviving trilogy in Greek tragedy, "The Oresteia" chronicles a deluge of violence that can only be stopped when society peers into its own soul and sees the depths of its complicity. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin (The Persians) has written a new version of the classic, commissioned by STC. Her play, three years in the making, weaves together the works of Aeschylus with stunning poetry and emotional heft. An epic, world-premiere interpretation of this pillar of western culture, "The Oresteia" makes a fitting end to Michael Kahn’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall

610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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