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Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides

  • Procunier Hall at the Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

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

Director.....Kaitlyn Rietdyk

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