Electra the Rewrite

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ELECTRA: THE REWRITE is a wild mix of Greek Tragedy, American Vaudeville, and Bob Hope Road movies, with songs by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, and Irving Berlin. Electra, sick of waiting for the return of Orestes to kill Clytemnestra and Aegisthus for the murder of Agamemnon, decides to rewrite what the Gods have written and take vengeance with her own hands. Enter Bobhopecles, Apollo’s Top Banana, and his sidekick Jerrycolonnus, two entertainers for the Trojan troops who wander into the courtyard of Agamemnon on their long journey back to Troy. (Bobhopecles, a battle-shocked amnesiac, can only speak in one-liners). Electra is, at first, contemptuous of these pathetic fools and song-and-dance men, but she soon realizes that their timing is perfect. Casting them as actors in her “rewrite,” she enlists them in her war against Clytemnestra to carry out her fatal plan…which doesn’t quite work out as she expected.

WRITER/ DIRECTOR: EDWARD POMERANTZ
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: ANTIGONE GYRA
ELECTRA: VIOLETTA GYRA
CLYTEMNESTRA: MARIA BAGANA
AEGISTHUS: GEORGE STAMOS
COURT BARD : PANAJIOTIS KLINIS