Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Hoover, David

Second Advisor

Griffin, Henry

Third Advisor

Baas, Diane


“It’s a nightmare, really.” Orestes returns from exile to take revenge for his father’s death. From there begins a dizzying exploration into what it means to take revenge, what familial ties really mean, and what happens to a country after the long, drawn out war is finally over. Orestes 2.0 takes a bold look into these ideas and more, using Euripides’ ancient play as a touchstone and putting a contemporary spin on it by borrowing from many, many different sources. The award‐winning University of New Orleans’ production of Orestes 2.0 strives to open the world of ancient Greek to a modern audience and make them realize that there are no new problems and we have been dealing with these basic issues since time immemorial.


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