September 7 – 29
Directed by Lizzie Jump
When Electra was a young girl, her father King Agamemnon was killed, and, to avoid the same fate as his father, her brother Orestes was smuggled out of the country. Now a grown woman, Electra has been forced into a marriage with a farmer and exiled to rural Argos. She dreams of the day when she and Orestes are reunited and avenge their murdered father by killing the people responsible—their mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
But when the siblings are reunited and their father’s death avenged, will Electra and Orestes find the justice and rewards they expected? Or do the gods have a different fate in store for those who murder a parent in the name of piety and revenge?
Lizzie Jump -— longtime member of the Mobtown Players who has worked as stage manager, producer, and board member —- makes her directorial debut for the Mob. She says of her experience, “It’s been so rewarding to realize that the story and the characters are still relevant, and to see the actors getting into these stories that I’ve known for so long. The play is 2500 years old and some of the things that happen could’ve happened yesterday.”
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|David Morey||OLD MAN|
|Joy Astle||Zosima/CHORUS MEMBER #1|
|Vangie Ridgeaway||Euphonia/CHORUS MEMBER #2|
|Hannah Fogler||Daphne/CHORUS MEMBER #3|
|Andrew Wilkin||Steve/the MESSENGER|
|Abby Grimsley||Clytemnestra’s ASSISTANT/Slave|