The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Theatre presents Anne Carson’s translation of Sophocles’ classic work Elektra, a story of a family’s bloody revenge.
Previews run Nov. 20-21 with performances Nov. 22-23, Dec. 4-7 in the Weber Fine Arts Building on UNO's Dodge Street Campus.
The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. Wednesday, Nov. 20’s performance will be a TAG Night Out.
UNO’s presentation of Elektra is directed by Dr. Douglas Paterson.
When King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with his new concubine, Cassandra, his wife, Clytemestra (who has taken Agamemnon’s cousin, Aegisthus as a lover), kills them. Clytemestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter. Our play begins eight years after Agamemnon’s assassination. Elektra, enraged over the death of her father at the hand of her mother, spends her days waiting for her brother, Orestes, to arrive so they can wreak a bloody revenge. Fury will set her free and her love is a powerful and crippling mixture of hate, revenge, justice, and, still, palpable love. But will the arrival of Orestes bring justice?
For tickets, visit www.unomaha.edu/unotheatre or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The box office is located in UNO’s Weber Fine Arts Building.
For previews, tickets are $5 for general admission. For performances, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/military/faculty/staff. Tickets are always free for all UNO students who present a valid UNO ID and $5 for all other students who present a valid school ID. The UNO Theatre Box Office now accepts all major credit cards.