Events / The Oresteia

The Oresteia

February 24, 2023 to March 5, 2023
Edison Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105 (United States)

The House of Atreus is burdened by an old curse and trapped in a cycle of retributive violence.

How can justice be achieved without piling new crimes on top of old ones? Ellen McLaughlin’s gripping adaptation of the trilogy by Aeschylus explores the intimacy of violence and the centrality of actions by women in this ancient Greek story about the foundations of the law.

Translation by Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Pannill Camp
February 24 & 25 and March 3 & 4* at 8 p.m.
February 26 and March 5 at 2 p.m.
Edison Theatre

*ASL interpretation for the Saturday, March 4, 2023 production is provided by Lo’s Communicate Plus, LLC.

COVID-19 Policy

Health and Safety Policies

  • Wearing a face mask is optional but strongly encouraged at Edison Theatre and the A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre. If you arrive to the venue and decide you would like a face mask, the staff will be happy to provide one.
  • While we encourage patrons to be fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will not be required for attending events.
  • We are seating up to 100% capacity for events in Edison Theatre and the A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre. Depending on total attendance, some general admission events may allow for socially distanced seating.
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The Oresteia is presented with the permission of use from Ellen McLaughlin.