Ancient feuds reignite on stage

DANIEL MAYBERRY

Give peace a chance (center Jackson Shimanoff with Catherina Chon, Eric Jabarri Combs, Noa Helela, Sorsha Scott-Holmes, Malia Galindo, Scott Peiterson, Austin Sunderman and Toby Carvahlo

WCC’s drama students will present the legendary tale of Agamemnon and the Trojan War Feb. 27 through March 8 at Palikū Theatre.

The play is a modern adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy that portrays the plight of soldiers, the struggle of a wife left behind and the cyclical nature of violence.

Renowned British playwright Steven Berkoff’s modern adaptation of Aeschylus’ masterpiece uses darkly raw, poetic text to examine the interminable horror of revenge. This anti-war play includes choral odes and impressive stage combat.

“Agamemnon” is directed by award-winning stage director Taurie Kinoshita and features THEA 260 students— many acting for the first time on stage.

Due to adult language, situations and themes, this play is recommended for ages 17 and older.

Each performance will be preceded by a brief introduction to Agamemnon and the Trojan War—allowing audiences to learn about as well as theatrically engage with the material. A post-show talk with the cast will be held Saturday Feb. 28. The show runs 75 minutes.

Tickets ($15 general, $10 student/senior/military/children) are on sale now at etickethawaii.com or call 235-7310 to charge by phone. Performances run Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 and Thursday through Sunday, March 5-7 at 8 p.m. as well as Sunday, March 1 and March 8 at 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Kinoshita at 779-3456, taurie@hawaii.edu.

To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at WCC, contact drama instructor Nicolas Logue at 236-9138 or go online to windward.hawaii.edu.