Winners of the 2009 Spirit of the Fringe and 2010 Best Production awards, The Company are mining the origins of Greek tragedy for The Rest Is Action, a highlight of this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe.
The Rest Is Action re-imagines the cornerstone of Greek tragedy,The Oresteia, in a radical visual feast. This innovative Company production explores the play through modern eyes and investigates how today, as in the past, each of us is a tragic subject of our own making.
The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus and first performed over 2,500 years ago in 458 BC. The name derives from the character Orestes who sets out to avenge his father’s murder.
Directed by José Miguel Jimenez , The Rest Is Action features a three-person cast comprising Brian Bennett, Robert McDermott & Nyree Yergainharsian.
The Rest Is Action runs from September 4–13, at 6.30pm, at Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, as part of this year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe. Running time is 75 minutes, with no interval. Previews, Sept 4 and 5, and the production officially opens on Sept 6. Note the 2.00pm matinee on Saturday September 13.
Tickets on sale now at fringefest.com.