Photo Essay: Iphigenia and Other Daughters

Iphigenia and Other Daughters, written by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Lexi Turner for University Theatre this fall, is a three-part retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy of the Orestes cycle.

By Zoe Kaiser

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November 28, 2016

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Iphigenia (played by fourth-year Chaucey Slagel) awaits her marriage.

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Electra (played by Sherlock Ziauddin) broods on the murder of her father by her mother.

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Electra hopes for her mother's murder.

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Electra faces off against her mother Clytemnestra (played by fourth-year Amelia Soth).

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Electra's sister Chrysothemis (played by first-year Katie Bevil) considers her role in the family drama.

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Electra and Chrysothemis disagree on how to best deal with their situation.

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Electra's brother Orestes (played by first-year Felix Lecocq) returns.

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Electra embraces her brother.

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Electra entreats her brother to kill their mother.

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Clytemnestra greets Orestes, disguised as a messenger.

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Orestes meets his sister Iphigenia on a distant island.

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