Penn Theatre Arts Program
Spring 2016 Mainstage Production

April 7–10, 2016
@ Penn Museum

'The Eumenides' is the third play in Aeschylus’ great masterpiece, the tragic trilogy 'The Oresteia,' written more than 2,500 years ago. In response to the pleadings of his sister Electra and at the command of the god Apollo, Orestes has murdered his mother, Clytemnestra, who was wife and murderer of his father Agamemnon. As a consequence, Orestes finds himself tormented by the terrible Furies, hideous ancient goddesses of the underworld divinely charged with punishing blood murders. Guests follow the actors through Penn Museum’s third floor galleries.

Directed by Marcia Ferguson and featuring original music by composer Patrick Lamborn, this production is performed in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Theatre Arts Program’s Artistic Resident for 2016, Sebastienne Mundheim/White Box Theatre, who created the production design, with additional support from the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Arts fund.
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