Aulis: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act

  • Playhouse Production

  • Zellerbach Playhouse

  • March 6-15, 2015
  • Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
  • General Admission: $18 online / $20 at the door. Students, Seniors, UC Berkeley Faculty & Staff: $13 online / $15 at the door
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Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 at the door. ID required.
General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 at the door.



By Christopher Chen
Directed by Mina Morita

Life’s a Beach. Then You Die.

TDPS presents the World Premiere of Aulis: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act by award-winning playwright and UC Berkeley alumnus Christopher Chen. This pointed, poetic and darkly humorous take on Euripides’ Iphigenia In Aulis finds Agamemnon’s army stranded on a beach, waiting for the wind that would carry their ships to war. In order for winds to blow them onward to Troy, Agamemnon must sacrifice his only daughter Iphigenia, or condemn his entire army–and nation–to defeat. In an existential space of paralyzing doubt and indecision, a march toward unstoppable violence grows inevitable.


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