Adaptation of Iphigenia set to take the stage at Lake Erie College
The Lake Erie College theatre department will explore the complexities of war and sacrifice in a radical re-imagining of the ancient Greek classic story of “Iphigenia.” The production will take place April 3-5 and 10-12 at 8:00 p.m. and April 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the C.K. Rickel Theatre of the Fine Arts Building.
“Iphigenia” is the story of a young girl who has been promised as a human sacrifice by her own father in order to insure success in the Trojan War. Drawing on two plays by Euripides, “Iphigenia in Aulis” and “Iphigenia in Tauris,” Visiting Theatre Professor Terence Cranendonk has reduced the performance to its essentials: one woman actor, a one-woman chorus leader and a chorus of two drummers.
World-renowned dancer and drummer Habib Iddrisu will compose and choreograph the percussion performance which includes two of his current students.
The production explores the powerful pull of love and darkness in a father-daughter relationship, and looks at the many ways in which parents may sacrifice their young to irresistible social pressures.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-Lake Erie College students. For information or to make a reservation, call the box office at 440.375.7450 or e-mail email@example.com. Free parking is located off Gillett Street near Andrews Osborne Academy.