‘Electra’ on stage at BGSU


The Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film presents Electra by Sophocles, adapted by Frank McGuinness, in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts, Feb. 16-18 and 23-25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 18-19 and 25 at 2 p.m.

The story of Electra takes place in a world of men, in the House of Atreus. Electra, daughter of the murdered king, Agamemnon, waits in grief and agony for the return of her brother, Orestes. Clytemnestra, Electra’s mother and Agamemnon’s murderer, revels in what she regards as an act of justice, while she inhabits a cursed throne.

BGSU faculty, staff members, and graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Film are on the artistic and production team. Story Moosa is the director; the scenic designer is Bradford Clark; the costume designer is Margaret McCubbin; the lighting designer is Steve Boone; Jason Walton is the sound designer; Jim Dachik is the production’s master electrician; the props designer is Kelly Mangan; the technical director is Daniel S. Mangan; and Laurel Daman is the production’s costumer.

BGSU students also serve on the production team. Atlas Mitchell is the stage manager, assisted by Cam Bruder and Cameron Willis, and Natalie Avery, is the assistant lighting designer.

The cast of Electra includes Ruby Brandon as Electra and Madison Ellis as her mother, Clytemnestra. Jack Freas plays King Aegisthus and Noah Archer portrays the Servant. Blaine Hudak plays Electra’s brother, Orestes, and Maddie Hatton plays Chrysothemis, Electra’s sister. The chorus includes Finleigh Klein, Mckinley Witt, Arden Moore and Destiny Lee.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at bgsu.edu/the-arts/tickets. Advanced ticket sales are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for adults. Tickets purchased on the day of performance at the box office are $10 for students and $20 for both seniors and adults. The box office opens one hour before performance times.

For additional information, contact the BGSU Department of Theatre and Film Box Office at 419-372-8171 or [email protected].

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