Hercules: In Search of a Hero
By Andrew Andrews
In addition to the traditional revivals of Shakespeare’s repertoire, we regularly see attempts to modernize and otherwise experiment with his scripts, such as MAKBET in a shipping container and
Experiments with the great tragedies, however, are fewer
Sure, there was HISSIFIT, which re-imagined Medusa and her Gorgon sisters in a punk rock band,
But, as the saying goes,
Fortunately, Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY) has appeared to fill the void and return the epic stories of past millennia to our modern stages, with an exciting new twist on Euripides’ revered tale of a strong man and brave woman: the heroic Heracles (AKA Hercules amongst the Romans) and Aclestis, the wife who volunteered to die so that her husband, King Admetus
Combining live, traditional oration and song with a modern set (including a “Bar Hades” with glowing signs and labeled bottles of liquor), projected video and recorded audio, Hercules: In Search
Directed and conceived by Ioanna Katsarou and with the support of the Consulate of Greece and commercial sponsorship by an impressive array of Greek-owned businesses, the live performance features Luisa Alarcón, Demetri Bonaros, Luke Couzens, Helena Farhi
Andrew Andrews attended Hercules: In Search of a Hero at Abrons Arts Center Experimental Theater in New York on Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 7:30pm to write this review.
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