Eclipses Group Theater New York presents this world premiere, a new theater piece combining excerpts from Euripides’s plays along with original material, exploring the meaning of heroism in our time.
Hercules is a man of violence and death: he is heroic by killing. Alcestis stands out for an act of self-sacrifice: she is heroic by dying. Using poetic language and images, the play challenges the conventional, masculine notion of heroism and contemplates a feminine alternative.
See it if If it makes you look up both plays and gets you to see the works done unaltered, then that may be the best part to the show. Disappointing ~
Don't see it if They verged on camp-& should have pushed it further! Many of cast were not pros-felt like watching an acting class w/exercises & monologues~
See it if You know someone involved in the show.
Don't see it if You value your time. I cannot get back those 75 minutes. Ever. Would have walked out, but I felt bad for the cast.
See it if Euripides classicists will resonate with this admittedly truncated, feminist take on extant Hercules texts. Some film and a camp aesthetic.
Don't see it if You want a bona fide narrative or wish to be swept away
See it if you want to support fringe theater
Don't see it if you're not feeling a show that doesn't really work. Some interesting ideas, some interesting execution, but not sustained or at the same tim