86°
Weather by

View Full Forecast

Login | Register

facebook Icon rss Icon twitter Icon
Orestes, played by Alan Chandler, is captured by the furies during the dress rehearsal of
Viewing Photo 1 / 10

Orestes, played by Alan Chandler, is captured by the furies during the dress rehearsal of "The Furies" at ECU's McGinnis Theater. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

‘The Furies’ brings ancient Greece to life

By NATALIE SAYEWICH

The Daily Reflector

0 Comments | Leave a Comment


Ancient Greece isn’t usually associated with cutting-edge technology, but state-of-the-art lighting and audio and video production help to transport the audience to Delphi, the setting of the play “The Furies,” in East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance’s final production of the season.

The play, which opens today, is a contemporary version of “Eumenides,” the third in “The Oresteia,” a trilogy written by Greek tragedian Aeschylus first performed in Athens in 458 B.C.


Because of the limited technology when the play was written, there were few specifics regarding lighting or special effects. That, coupled with the mythological nature of the story, allowed director John Shearin and lighting, sound and projection designer Erich Keil to get creative with their interpretation.

For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Daily Reflector. Current home delivery and electronic edition subscribers may log in to access this article at no charge. To become a subscriber, please click here or contact Customer Service at (252) 329-9505.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart