Thursday, September 19th & Saturday September 21st 8:00pm
The Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad Street
The Heirs of Tantalus
From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord &
Deborah Fox, theorbo
Members of The Sebastians
Jessica Gould, soprano & José Lemos, countertenor
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Guest Actors, featuring Ethan Gregory Peck as Orestes
Greek myth and Roman history refracted through the prism of the baroque, The Heirs of Tantalus weaves material from the Greek tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary of the Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel into a depraved brew of hubris, blood-lust, and vengence.
With music from the operas L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Agrippina, and the cantatas Io Son Nerone and Agrippina Condotta a Morire, three actors and two singers take on multiple roles in this site-specific performance, staged at a repurposed bank originally designed to replicate a Roman villa.
"A pleasingly mathematical elegance in a swift-moving performance, without overstatement or extraneity...Gould and Lemos blended exquisitely"
"gruesome yet amusing at the same time."
Click here to read the review in Billevesees and here for the review in Seen and Head International.
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Ethan Peck is Orestes in The Heirs of Tantalus
Scenes from the Original production of The Heirs of Tantalus in February
The Broad Street Ballroom