Through the trickery of the god Apollo, King Ademetus is spared the fate of death – but with a catch: someone must take his place. With no one willing to accept the sacrifice, his loyal wife Alcestis answers the call. What follows is a satirical tragicomedy that questions our relationship with life, death, and love from a uniquely modern perspective – complete with appearances by the debauched demigod Herakles and the personification of Death itself. Utilizing digital masks and actor-driven technology, this original adaptation aims to breathe new life into Euripides’ irreverent tale.
Performed outdoors in the MLC Terrace Amphitheater.
By Euripides. An original adaptation by Gabrielle Compton, Taryn Nicole Spires, and Jeannie Thomas. Directed by David Saltz.
Tickets: $16, $12 for Students. ugatheatre.com