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O Candide-Johnson '16 plays Clytemnestra | Photo: Mike Davis O Candide-Johnson '16 plays Clytemnestra | Photo: Mike Davis
Kara Cooper '18, O Candide-Johnson '16, Alen Ghavami '16, and Daniel Ramirez '18 portray the family members of the House of Atreus | Photo: Mike Davis Kara Cooper '18, O Candide-Johnson '16, Alen Ghavami '16, and Daniel Ramirez '18 portray the family members of the House of Atreus | Photo: Mike Davis
Erin Christine Walsh '16 portrays Cassandra | Photo: Mike Davis Erin Christine Walsh '16 portrays Cassandra | Photo: Mike Davis
O Candide-Johnson '16 (Clytemnestra) and Alen Ghavami '16 (Agamemnon) with members of the company | Photo: Mike Davis O Candide-Johnson '16 (Clytemnestra) and Alen Ghavami '16 (Agamemnon) with members of the company | Photo: Mike Davis
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The second play of the Department of Drama's 2015-16 season, Agamemnon was produced in 485 B.C. in Athens and is one of Aeschylus’s greatest tragedies from the Oresteiatrilogy. Aeschylus was the first Greek dramatist to introduce the use of more than one actor in a play, as Greek plays originally consisted of a single actor to portray all of the characters. With more than one actor, Aeschylus was able to cut down lengthy choral parts emphasized in earlier works, and include more dialogue. He would also use masks, headdresses, high boots, and vibrantly tailored garments for the actors.

Agamemnon performs November 6-15 in the Storch Theater at the Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex, 820 East Genesee Street. Tickets range $17-$19 and can be purchased at vpa.syr.edu/drama, by phone at 315-443-3275, and in person at the Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.