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“Orestes Terrorist”

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 7:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 7:00am
Mainstage Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Theater Arts Department


A cast of student actor/singers -- including a Greek Chorus of twenty -- perform a new play, Orestes Terrorist, in the Mainstage Theater.


Working from the Greek, professor Mary-Kay Gamel has molded Euripides' original Orestes into a modern retelling of the tragic and bloody myth of young Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Klytemnestra, and his sister Elektra. Vengeance, patricide and desperation culminate in a final scene unparalleled in ancient drama.


Gamel has staged twenty-five productions of ancient Greek, Roman, and medieval drama, many in her own adaptations. She deftly brings classic literature and ancient conflicts to new audiences with modern language adaptations that are at once illuminating and entertaining. The score is by composer Phil Collins, Artistic Director of New Music Works. Directed by professor Danny Scheie, a nationally known actor and director who staged UCSC's Hair last season. 


May 20-22 and May 26-29

7:00 pm (Thu-Fri-Sat)

3:00 pm (Sundays)

$15 general, $12 seniors 62+, $12 students

Tickets online and at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)


Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

General seating.  Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.


2-for-1 special: order online

Sun. 5/22 & Thurs. 5/26 only

buy one full-price ticket ($15), get a second ticket FREE


Additional discounts in person at UCSC Ticket Office only:

- UCSC undergrads with VALID UCSC ID are entitled to 1 free ticket at no cost (Theater Arts fee, SUA Measure 11)

- UCSC faculty, staff & alums w/ valid ID: up to 2 tickets at $12 each


UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)

Santa Cruz Civic Box Office (831-420-5260)