Jan. 27 – Feb. 5, 2017 // Josephine Louis Theater
By Aeschylus // Adapted by Simon Scardifield
Directed by Sonny Das
Agamemnon, King of Argos, returns from Troy after 10 years of bloody battle and a victory whose price included the life of his first-born. Meanwhile his wife, Queen Clytemnestra, has been patiently awaiting her husband’s return while planning her vengeance for their daughter’s murder. When the King arrives, an unexpected surprise accompanies his fateful return to a war-weary city and a house savagely torn apart by sorrow. M.F.A. Directing candidate Sonny Das directs the premiere stage production of the BBC Radio 3 adaptation by Simon Scardifield that examines war, justice, responsibility and revenge through Aeschylus’ millennia-old classic Greek legend.
Sonny Das (Director) is a Chicago-based writer, director, & dramaturg(e). He's plied these trades at the American Place Theatre, NYC; CENTERSTAGE, Baltimore; ACT, San Francisco; the Goodman, Silk Road Rising, About Face Theatre, The Feltre School, COLLABORACTION, The Strange Tree Group and is an Artistic Associate at American Theater Company (ATC.) This past summer at ATC, Sonny directed the documentary musical THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY by The Civilians. While at ATC, he worked intimately with playwright Ayad Akhtar & director Kimberly Senior as the dramaturg(e) on the world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED, directed for numerous festivals, assistant directed the world premieres of CELEBRITY ROW (dir. David Cromer,) WELCOME TO ARROYO’s (dir. Jaime Castaneda,) and the remount of COLUMBINUS for ArtsEmerson in Boston, directed & co-written by PJ Paparelli. Sonny has also been a member of ATC’s Literary Circle since 2008. Elsewhere in Chicago, Sonny has assisted under Steve Scott (RABBIT HOLE, Goodman) Patricia Acerra (OUR ENEMIES, Silk Road, World Premiere,) & Andrew Volkoff (BRAHMAN/I, About Face & Silk Road.) Sonny’s very first assistant directing experience was under the sagacious Wynn Handman (WONDERLAND, World Premiere) at the American Place Theatre, NYC, where he spent a year as the literary intern. Sonny has also served as dramaturgy intern at the Goodman Theatre, mentored by Tom Creamer & CENTERSTAGE Baltimore, mentored by Gavin Witt. In January 2015, Actors Theatre of Louisville produced Sonny’s satirical short, NOT ANOTHER 9/11 PLAY, as part of their prestigious short play festival, THE TENS. And yes, Sonny has worked, interned or studied at three theatre companies whose names start with American. While at Northwestern, Sonny has been privileged to direct plays by two of America’s most interesting & challenging contemporary playwrights: Wallace Shawns’ AUNT DAN AND LEMON as part of the 2015 FISK Series, and MIDDLETOWN by Will Eno in the 2016 LAB Series. For the past two years, Sonny has proudly served as Co-Chair of MASTER CLASH, Northwestern’s MFA Director/Playwright Collaboration Reading Series, and since 2005 has been an intrepid graduate of the Program at St. John's College, Annapolis.
Scenic Designer : Michelle Lilly
Costume Designer: Amanda Rabito
Lighting Designer: Matt Sharp
Sound Designer: Stephen Ptacek
Dramaturg: Skye Strauss
Stage Manager: Cairo Dye
SINGLE TICKET PRICING
Seniors (62+) $22
Area Educator $22
NU Faculty/Staff $20
Full-Time Student $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door
January 27 – February 5
7:30PM THUR, FRI, SAT
Post-show discussion on Thursday, Feb. 2.
This production contains fog/haze, nudity, disturbing content and strong language.
The running time for this production is 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.