Mulgrew Steps Into Tragic Heroine's ShoesBy Michelle
July 11, 2007 - 10:15 PM
As we mentioned a few days ago, Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) will play the role of Clytemnestra in a New York production of Iphigenia 2.0 (story here). She will assume the role due to a scheduling conflict on the part of the actress originally expected to play the character, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark.
Playbill reported that Mulgrew had been invited to take on the role of King Agamemnon's unhappy wife, the mother of title character Iphigenia. Louisa Krause will play Iphigenia, while Tom Nelis will play Agamemnon.
Iphigenia 2.0, written by Charles Mee, is a take on the story of the famous Trojan War-era family most famously written about by Aeschylus in The Oresteia and Euripides in Iphigeneia in Tauris. The theatre press release states that the play "is about a great imperial power that decides to go to war, taking an action so wrong that it sets the empire on the road to complete self-destruction."
Tina Landau will direct the production for the Signature Theatre Company. Mee has adapted other plays about the ancient Greeks, such as Orestes 2.0 and Trojan Women 2.0; Landau has directed Mee's work before, including the latter as well as his Berlin Cycle and Time to Burn.
All seats will be $20 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative. Single tickets go on sale July 16th. Subscriptions are currently on sale for $80. Visit the theatre web site for more information.