Orestes 2.0 by Charles Mee is a postmodern collage-adaptation of Euripides Orestes that assembles and re-appropriates found texts in order to fuse together our past with our present and hold a penetrating and often-humorous mirror up to our fractured and dysfunctional culture. This production locates the action in the proverbial Hotel California immortalized by The Eagles - a Southern Californian institutional nightmare where "you can check out any time you like but you can never leave. The production interrogates the coercive power structures that govern our lives, our complicity with them, and how, if possible, we can escape.
by Charles Mee
directed by Joseph Hendel
MFA Graduate Theatre Production
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre (View)
Scholars Drive, UCSD Campus
La Jolla, CA 92093