Directed by Kaitlyn Rietdyk
Presented by New Stage & London Community Players
Paris has run off to Troy with Helen. The Achaean fleet is waiting in the straights of Aulis with its ships ready to sail after her, but they remain stranded, without so much as a breeze to fill their sails. After consulting the seer Kalchas, the Achaean leaders learn this is no fluke in the weather; it is punishment meted out by the goddess Artemis. Agamemnon, general of the army and King of Mycenae, has caused her some offense. For killing one of Artemis' sacred deer, Agamemnon will have to kill something he loves; his eldest daughter, Iphigenia.
Written by the great Greek Tragedian Euripides over 2000 years ago, Iphigenia in Aulis circles issues that we still face today. Edward Einhorn’s modern translation is poetic, but accessible. Euripides’ plays tell stories of myth and legend, but the struggles, loss, heartache and victories of his characters are entirely identifiable, and very human.
How do we want to be remembered? How much is a single life worth? Who gets to decide, and how do we live with that choice? Iphigenia in Aulis explores all of these questions, without providing any easy answers.
This production includes mature subject matter, including harsh language, and discussion of violence, war and sexual assault.
Iphigenia in Aulis is performed by the second cycle of LCP's New Stage program, a practical education program geared toward novice adult actors. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.
October 18, 2018 | 8:00 pm
October 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm
October 20, 2018 | 8:00 pm
October 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm
October 24, 2018 | 8:00 pm
October 25, 2018 | 8:00 pm
October 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm
October 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Amanda Rea . . . Water Spirit, Chorus
Ashley Desjardine . . . Air Spirit, Chorus
Corinne Wilcocks . . . Old Servant, Chorus
Jennifer Martino . . . Achilles, Chorus
Kathryn Griffiths Pintus . . . Chorus Leader, Messenger
Melinda Grey . . . Menelaus, Chorus
Sandra Marchand . . . Agamemnon, Chorus
Sara Jane dela Torre . . . Iphigenia, Chorus
Stephanie Connell . . . Klytemnestra, Chorus
Stage Manager.....Alex Anderson
Assistant Stage Manager ….. Eavan Travers
Set Design ….. Kaitlyn Rietdyk & Steve Allen
Costume Design ….. Aiden Thomas & Melissa Moore
Lighting Design ….. Indrani Mahadeo