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Iphigenia Among the Taurians (FringeNYC)
Upper W Side
83

Iphigenia Among the Taurians (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(13 Reviews)
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Members say
Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Great staging

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: In a foreign land, where strangers are executed on sight, a captive priestess dreams of revenge…But the Gods have other plans. Muscular, contemporary language and a-cappella pop music punctuate this electrifying tale of grief, redemption, and joy. 

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Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in a sprightly, sassy Euripides adaptation. Largely well acted and directed without amplification, which is a pleasure.

Don't see it if Okay, the last half hour was disappointing, with slapstick and questionable music choices. Makes one wonder where the direction got lost.

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Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the Greeks, with the beautiful Summit Rock as the background.

Don't see it if Glee-like pop songs throw you, you need a comfortable place to sit, and/or you have hearing problems (voices tend to get lost).

Critic Reviews (2)

August 13th, 2016

"Overall, 'Iphigenia Among the Taurians' is a charming production that makes a strong case for the lasting relevance of the theater of Ancient Greece, though this is somewhat heavy-handedly impressed upon the audience by an uneven translation that is at times ultra-modern and at others closer to the poetry of the original...Despite these anachronistic moments, however, the show confidently asks us to imagine how we, like the Greek survivors of the wars, move forward with love."
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August 12th, 2016

"One of the best productions of ancient Greek drama I’ve seen in years...The text of the adaptation strikes a smile-inducing, attention-grabbing, and surprisingly believable balance between literary authenticity and contemporary informality and even snark...It’s a thoughtful modern gloss on an ancient text that has enough space and sway to accommodate modern tastes and philosophies and entertain modern audiences, while staying true to the legends that birthed it."
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