Thursday, March 28, 2013


I just saw Aquila Theatre's production of Herakles at BAM. The production features video footage of actual combat veterans telling their stories. One of them, Brian Delate, also appears as Theseus at the end of the play.

According to Aquila Theatre founder Peter Meineck, the company came up with questions based on the choral interludes of Euripides. It then asked the vets those questions, edited down their responses, and showed them in lieu of choral passages.

The production also makes good (and sparing) use of masks, and has creepy children channeling gods. It's a short run, but if you have a chance to see it, go!