Marcia Ferguson and White Box Theatre
Sept 10 2016
Penn Museum’s Chinese RotundaMap
Third in Aeschylus’ classic Oresteia trilogy, performed amidst extraordinary ancient artifacts in Penn’s Museum. A story about mother-murder, the foundations of our juried justice system, and shifts in world order—gorgeous, and elegant, a substantial work.
Directed: Marcia Ferguson
Costume, set, choreography: Sebastienne Mundheim/White Box Theatre
Music: Patrick Lamborn
$15 / 70 minutes
The Eumenides Project Fringe 2016 is born out of a collaboration between Marcia Ferguson of the University of Pennsylvania Theatre Arts Program, and the 2016 artistic resident company there, White Box Theatre. The first iteration of this site-specific performance developed as part of a spring artist-in-residence program. Marcia Ferguson is an actor, director and instructor of theatre at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also a member of the Medium Theatre company. Sebastienne Mundheim, founder of White Box Theatre, is a multi-disciplinary artist, integrating sculpture, movement, and storytelling.
An earlier version of The Eumenides first appeared in Spring of 2016 through the auspices of the Theatre Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania. Participating artists included: Manfred Fischbeck, movement consultant; Patrick Lamborn, original music and sound design; White Box Theatre’s core studio-makers: Melissa McNair, Noelle McManus, Anna Decaria, and Rebecca Schedl; Grayce Hoffman, Jonathan D’Rorazio, Doris Hamilton, Olivia Matlin, Aliyah Harris, Connie Kang, Lisa Wang, Ryan Berlin, original cast. In the Fringe Festival version, Lisa Wang and Olivia Matlin are replaced by Aizhaneya Carter and Sarah Zerod.