Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Flea Theater announces 2nd extension of 5-hour epic THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
The Flea Announces 2nd Extension for 5-Hour Sophocles-Inspired Epic
THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
Extended thru March 4
The Flea Theater is proud to announce a second extension of the New York Premiere of THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, a 5-hour marathon of all seven of Sophocles’ plays re-envisioned by playwright Sean Graney, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, and starring The Bats. Originally scheduled to close February 12, performances have been extended through March 4. Tribeca dining destination Macao Trading Co. provides a complimentary Asian fusion feast at all performances, with dessert by Billy's Bakery.
In THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, Sophocles’ seven surviving plays—Oedipus, In Trachis, In Colonus, Philoktetes, Ajax, Elektra & Antigone—combine to create a stunning portrait of the human condition, where the intermingling of chance & fate yields disquieting results. A witty & relevant interpretation of the classics, THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES is an epic examination of the past & a window on the present.