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by Aeschylus
adaptation by Robert Icke
directed by April Cleveland

In an epic evening, follow the story of the House of Atreus—the world’s most powerful political family—through the eyes of Orestes, son of Klytemnestra and Agamemnon. Join us for the U.S. premiere of Robert Icke’s Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Oresteia trilogy, a tale of vengeance, justice, family, and the inextricable link between violence abroad and violence at home.

Recommended for mature audiences.

May 03, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Previews : 5/1 & 5/2
WED - SAT at 7:30PM
SUN at 2PM​
In the Watts Theatre
(773) 325-7900

Tiff Abreu (Electra), Adam Todd Crawford (Young Orestes), Gabby Gillespie (Cilissa/Fury), Carolyn Hu-Bradbury (Cassandra/Athene), Derek Jepsen (Menelaus), Jasper Johnson (Talthybius), Jayson Lee (Calchas), Vero Maynez (Iphigenia), Amanda Pulcini (Klytemnestra), Katie Travers (Doctor), Matthew Wade (Agamemnon), and Garrett Young (Orestes).​

The production team includes scenic design by Jack Hagen, costume design by Madeleine Byrne, lighting design by Andrei Borges, sound design by Sarah Parker, technical direction by Tessa Keller, dramaturgy by Grace Grindell, and stage management by D​anny Fender and Liv Hancock.

Special Events:

5/5: Post Show Discussion
5/9: Post Show Discussion
5/10: ASL Interpreted
5/12: Audio Description ​​

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

We offer American Sign Language interpretation presented by theatrically trained certified interpreters. Leading up to an interpreted performance, interpreters see the play multiple times, practice with recordings, and determine sign names for the characters in the play. We are happy to provide a script in advance to audience members who request this service. Contact the box office at to request a script. We also offer ListenUp! personal listening devices for each performance. These assistive listening devices are available free of charge to patrons upon request.

Audio Description Services:

The performance of Oresteia on 5/12 at 2:00 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begins at 1 PM in the Watts Theatre lobby. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (773) 325-7900.