Schreiner University’s Flag Is Up student production company will start its 2017-18 season with Sophocle’s classic tragedy “Electra,” to be presented Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in the Hanzsen Art Theatre on campus.
Showtimes will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 per person with Schreiner faculty, staff and students admitted free.
Considered one of Sophocles’ most successful dramas, “Electra” is based on the story of a sister and brother, and the vengeance they take on their mother and step-father for the murder of their father in the aftermath of the Trojan War. It explores the conflict between justice and expediency; the effects of revenge on its perpetrator; and the degrading effects of dishonor.
Lillian Bales-Camacho, a senior theatre major from Hondo, is directing.
The cast includes Kayla Catenada, a junior theatre major from Seguin, as Electra; Charlotte Mikuls, a junior psychology major from San Antonio, as Electra’s mother, Clytemnestra; Dominic Mason, a junior psychology major from Schertz, as Electra’s brother Orestes; Emily Treibs, a sophomore English major from Fredericksburg, as Electra’s sister Chrysothemis; Houston Glover, a senior cellular biology major from Lake Jackson as a servant; and William Lebay, a psychology major from San Antonio, as Aegisthus, Electra’s stepfather.
Members of the chorus include Ahtziri Hernandez and Sara Pieper.
In addition to “Electra,” Flag Is Up has planned a great year including “Norman Conquest” on Nov. 10-12; “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” on Feb. 23-25; and the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” on April 6-7, 13-15 and 20-21, in conjunction with Playhouse 2K at the Cailloux Theater.
For more information about Flag Is Up Productions and the Schreiner theater program, contact Jeff Cunningham, instructor of theater, at 830-792-7472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.