This is a past event.
When: Mondays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 5 2014
Price: $30 for Fri and Mon, $75 for Sat-Sun
the-hypocrites.com
Despite a running time that could put you at risk of deep vein thrombosis, Sean Graney's 12-hour All Our Tragic is primarily an exercise in compression. The production—which is the first to be staged at the Hypocrites' new space on the ground floor of the Den Theatre—is a loose adaptation of all 32 surviving Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Rather than presenting each play as a separate unit, writer-director Graney has stitched them all together to form one massive, multigenerational saga, trimming, rewriting, and shifting emphasis as he sees fit. The marathon performance (you can also see it in smaller chunks), is divided into four parts, each centering on a different figure or story: Herakles, Oedipus, the Trojan War, and the house of Atreus. Continue reading >>

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