Loosely based on the classic Greek plays written by Sophocles and Euripides, The Electra Project is a study in intersecting the music and culture of various generations and the shared emotions they convey. The theatre component of this production lays the myth of Electra, who with her brother plotted vengeance on her mother for taking the life of her father; the musical component, not to be separated from the play, is a performance by five musicians and singers of the Romanian folk combo Iza Group who present a non-traditional layer to this experimental drama piece. But more than theatre, it's an anthropological and artistic investigation of the way music has been used as a storytelling device through time and its role in modern theatre. You won't want to miss this unique dramaturgical experience.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 7. Continues through March 15, 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.