DUPONT UNDERGROUND | GALA HISPANIC THEATRE | BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT
EURIPIDES | HANDEL | HUGHES | ROBERTS
Written at the dawn of theater itself, Euripides’ tragicomedy masterpiece ALCESTE blends the funny and the sad with the surprising and transcendent. Presented for the first time with a stunningly beautiful score by G.F. Handel, written to accompany a now lost 18th century translation of Euripides’ play, as well as music from Handel’s opera “Admeto” (an early take on the same myth). Real life husband and wife KenYatta and Michelle Rogers take the title couple role, joined by Maribeth DIggle (Desdemona) as the irreverent hero Hercules. Euripides’ Greek chorus becomes an ensemble of some of the best Baroque voices in the area, all accompanied by the acclaimed INnovatio Baroque Orchestra. Famed poet Ted Hughes’ free and imaginative translation is the heart of this production, with new texts by DC playwright Sybil Roberts.
Directed and Conducted by Timothy Nelson
With art by Ingrid Matthews
Michelle Rogers - Alceste
Kenyatta Rogers - Admetos
Maribeth Diggle - Hercules
Featuring Dawna Rae Warren, Janna Critz, Oliver Mercer, Rob McGinness
DATES AND VENUES
September 23 at 7:30pm - Board night reception following performance. All patrons are welcome.
September 24 at 2:30pm
BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT
September 29 at 7:30pm
September 30 at 7:30pm
October 1 at 2:30 pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
October 7 at 7:30pm
October 8 at 2:30pm
Want to delve deeper? Join us for a free Director's Salon with Artistic Director Timothy Nelson!
Tuesday, September 26
Christ Lutheran Church
5101 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20011