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Lake Forest College Department of Theater presents “All of Orestes” production

Written and directed by Sean Graney, "All of Orestes" is a modern adaption of several Greek tragedies that feature Orestes. The show will open on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Department of Theater’s spring production will feature a comical Greek tragedy. All of Orestes is a three-act look at Orestes and his descent into matricidal madness. Written and directed by Sean Graney, the performance is a modern adaption of several Greek tragedies that feature Orestes. The show will open on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The show is set when Orestes returns to Argos ten years after his mother kills his father to enact a murderous revenge with the help of his sister Elektra. Hunted by the Furies, he finally abandons his flight and stands trail under a new system of justice. 

Lake Forest College theater lecturer Sean Graney is the founder of the Chicago-based award winning theater company, The Hypocrites. He’s directed at Chicago Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, Court Theatre, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Steppenwolf for Young Audiences, and Chicago Childrens’ Theatre, among others. 

Performances will be at Hixon Hall on South Campus for the following dates:

Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

In support of the College’s new trend to host late night programing on campus, this production will include two performances at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday nights.

“We hope the community will enjoy the late night entertainment we’re providing,” said production manager, Tyler Haberman ’13.

Tickets are free for Lake Forest College students, faculty, and staff; $3 for other students, alumni, and senior citizens; $7 for non-affiliated adults. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, email theater@lakeforest.edu.

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