The LSU Theatre Lab season will open with a production of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy Electra.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 6-9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the LSU Studio Theatre in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive on campus.

Electra has been adapted by Frank McGuinness and features the entire LSU MFA Resident Acting Ensemble under the direction of Associate Head of MFA Acting and Associate Professor of Movement Nick Erickson.

In this epic saga about murder and revenge, Electra laments Agamemnon’s assassination and despairingly awaits the return of her grown brother Orestes to avenge his death at the hands of their mother Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, her lover. In a heightened world, modern conflicts regarding one’s civic duty, family loyalty and religious obligations are still recognized.

Electra questions the validity of revenge as a means of honorable justice or irrational self-indulgence. The action focuses on the inner turmoil and lamentations of Electra as she takes justice into her own hands.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-3527.

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