A trilogy of plays written by Aeschylus, following the return and murder of Agamemnon.
'Award-winning playwright Sean Riley's latest play for emerging adults is a modern retelling of The Oresteia – the epic trilogy from the classical Greek theatre canon that charts the destruction of literature’s most dysfunctional family; Agamemnon and his wife Clytemnestra, and their children Electra and Orestes.
'Set somewhere in suburban Adelaide, a family rips itself apart in the time-honoured tradition of Greek tragedy.
'In its classically staged form, The Oresteia runs a staggering five and a half hours, but This Bloody House is an adrenalin-fuelled eighty minutes, reimagined and relocated in the dark underbelly of contemporary society. In a world of violence, drugs, guns, and biker gang warfare, this family are now the most dangerous of criminal dynasties. Brutal, retributive, and unforgiving, the plays are awash with familial rivalries, jealousies and revenge.'
Source: Bakehouse Theatre.
'Oozing with heart but stricken with the politics of familial duty and responsibility, Chorus is about the unending pressures on women to conform to certain roles -- and the potentially tragic results when they break that mould: when they want too much. When they go a step too far.'
Source: Red Line Productions.