Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Stanford Repertory Theatre (SRT) is mounting its most ambitious Summer Festival to date, Nevertheless They Persisted. Among other events, the Festival features a new adaptation of Euripides’ Hecuba, which the company will re-stage at the Theatre of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.
The acclaimed American actress, Courtney Walsh performs the title role in Hecuba. Joining her is an all Greek cast in a production that gives voice to female resistance, as timely now as it was in Euripides’ day.
Hecuba is the fruit of an ongoing collaboration spearheaded by SRT and MCF Artistic Consultant and Producing Partner, Prof. Katerina Zacharia of Loyola Marymount University
For the performance of Hecuba at MCF, Rush Rehm and Katerina Zacharia held auditions in the spring, and they selected an outstanding cast of English speaking Greek actors. Prof. Zacharia translated the adaptation of Hecuba into Greek supertitles for the MCF production.
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT)
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) brings professional theater to the Stanford community year-round, presenting challenging plays in a fresh, lively, and informed manner. Stanford students are also offered the opportunity to work with theater professionals in a meaningful collaboration.
Hecuba: Courtney Walsh
Polymnestor/Odysseus: Socrates Alafouzos
Talthybius: Achilles Vatrikas
Agamemnon: Yannis Askaroglou Polyxena: Anastasia Plelli
Polydorus: Ero Lefa
Chorus: Maria Tzanoukaki, Dimitra Tarousi, Natasa Papadaki, Ifigenia Karamitrou, Anthi Savvaki, Theodora Douska
Translated and directed by Rush Rehm
Adapted by Rush Rehm and Courtney Walsh
General admission: 12€
People with disabilities/ unemployed: 10€
Students/ children: 6€
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. Close to Tavros railway (Line 1 – Green line).
Date and time:
7-9 September 2018, 20:00.
Photo by: Frank Chen