Dallas Theater Center's Electra at Strauss Square
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Simple. Spare. Devastating. Dallas Theater Center artistic director Kevin Moriarty takes audiences outside for his new adaptation of Sophocles’ ancient tale of a woman who won’t let go of her fight for justice, despite the bloody cost. Audiences line up beside the Winspear Opera House to get the headphones they’ll need to hear the actors and the ominous, portentous sound design. The elegant, poetic translation makes a pointed and passionate statement, with questions that flap in the wind like the tattered cloths on the walls of the crypt in the first scene. When one sister urges another to be reasonable, you can hear echoes of everyone in every age who sat quietly and sanely, hoping someone else would fight the impossible fight.
Adapted and directed by Kevin Moriarty.