Next Theatre Company
announces the first production of its 2012 – 2013 Season, Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee
and directed by David Kersnar, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. The show is currently in previews, and opening night is set for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
Lookingglass Theatre's David Kersnar brings his unique brand of physical theatre to the Next stage in Mee's Iphigenia 2.0. An exuberant and modern update of Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, Iphigenia 2.0 is filled with pop culture references and music framing the tragic ways in which history continues to repeat itself especially in times of war.
A great imperial power decides to go to battle, taking an action so wrong that it sets the empire on the road to complete self-destruction. Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek army, must prove to his uncertain troops that the dangerous battle they are about to undertake is righteous and worthy of their bloodshed. Public opinion polls, a lust for fame and a world where the line between entertainment and news is blurred find a leader troubled and tormented with the decision to make his daughter the ultimate sacrifice.
The cast includes Rebecca Buller, Aaron Todd Douglas, Laura T. Fisher, Ricardo Gutierrez and Nick Vidal. The production team is made up of set design, Jacqueline and Rick Penrod; lighting design, Heather Gilbert; sound design, Rick Sims and costume design, Marianna Czaszar.
For tickets, scheduling and more information, visit nexttheatre.org
Photo credit: Michael Brosilow
Laura T. Fisher and Nick Vidal
The Cast of IPHIGENIA 2.0
Wesley Daniel, Max Fabian, Luce Metrius and Erik Strebig
Luce Metrius, Ricardo Gutierrez and Rebecca Buller
Luce Metrius, Erik Strebig, Max Fabian and Wesley Daniel