BY SOPHOCLES, TRANSLATED BY ANNE CARSON
THE DOG THEATRE
PREMIERED DECEMBER 2010
"The play summons darkly feminine turbulences that drive it towards its grim climax...in the mouths of this most accomplished cast, around a stunning central performance...it plays with a compelling muscularity." ALISON CROGGON - THEATRE NOTES
Years after the death of her father at the hands of her mother, Elektra is staging a revolt. An outcast in her own home, she will not cease from her mourning. She 'cannot not grieve.'
Carson's ELEKTRA is a sparse, poetic and fiercely contemporary take on Sophocles ancient myth. Set inside the intimate walls of The Dog Theatre, ELEKTRA is an invitation to the audience to enter and observe, from right up close...
directed by Adena Jacobs
set & costume: Eugyeene Teh
lighting: Katie Sfetkidis
sound: Kelly Ryall
stage manager: Bindi Green
photography: Richie Lipp
performed by Zahra Newman, Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Luisa Hastings Edge, Karen Sibbing, Gary Abrahams and Josh Price
"As we exhaled, all in catharsis, I realised that Adena Jacobs' strong, no-nonsense direction would have left a 5th century Athenian quite at home."
PETER GREEN - 3MBS
Nominated for 3 Green Room Awards (Independent)
Best Lighting Design
Best Actor (Josh Price)
Link to ELEKTRA paintings and monoprints by Susan Wald: