Paula Keller

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Electra

Every Fri. and Sat. from Oct. 13-14
7:30 p.m.
Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Oct. 26-Nov. 4
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Oct. 29-Nov. 5
4 p.m.
Oct. 15
4 p.m.
$30; pay-as-able ($10 suggested) for those under 30.
Theater

Ten Thousand Things, a troupe renowned for making theater accessible to nontraditional audiences, opens its latest season with Electra, the Greek legend adapted by Euripides in early 400 BC. Very few people will ever face a task as unenviable as Electra, a young woman whose oath to avenge her slain father means taking revenge against her mother—but who hasn’t faced emotional duress by familial dysfunction of one kind or another? Rather than making the story unrelatable, the amplified drama serves to draw out an even more compelling parallel to the corrupting influence of revenge. This epic tale is directed by Rebecca Novick, and features an impressive ensemble consisting of Audrey Park (in the title role), Kurt Kwan, Michelle Barber, Thomasina Petrus, Mikell Sapp, Ricardo Vazquez, and Karen Wiese-Thompson. For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com.


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