Date: December 3-5, 1998
Contact: Performing Arts
Performing Arts at Colby will present "The Oresteia," by Aeschylus, on December 3, 4, and 5 at 8 p.m. in Colby's Strider Theater. Tickets can be reserved by calling 872-3358 and are $3 for general admission and $2 for students and senior citizens.
Set after the Trojan War, "The Oresteia" is one of the oldest plays in the world. In it, a murderous family finally resolves its blood feud with divine help.
Directed by Colby performing arts professor Richard Sewell, the play has a cast of 19 including senior Heather Hilton of Steep Falls, Maine, junior Jason Ri of Glendale, Calif, and sophomore Anne Wullschlager of Pasadena, Calif. The production is the culmination of work by several Colby professors and others. Visiting professor of performing arts Pamela Scofield, of New York, designed the costumes and professor Jim Thurston created the set and lighting. Professional actor Saylor Creswell and classics professor Hannah Roisman helped the cast with the text. Professor Christine Wentzel assisted with choreography and movement.
"The Oresteia" concludes the first half of the Performing Arts at Colby season. The next production, February 11-13, will be "Viper's Opium," an original play by a visiting company, The Starving Artists.