The adaptation consists of a selection of Greek plays dealing with the house of Atreus, a royal family in conflict with its fate, which forces on it a chain of revengeful acts. The texts are taken from Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Hugo von Hofmannsthal (the opera Electra), Jean-Paul Sartre (Trojan women). To this were added texts about astronomical and stellar phenomena accompanying the action.
The adaptation focuses on the fate of the younger generation, Electra and Orestes, brother and sister, who carry the ancient sin that passes in their family across the generations, and are obligated to blood revenge. After Orestes kills his mother (for murdering Agamemnon his father and sacrificing their sister Iphigenia) they are driven away from the city. Each of them in their own way commits suicide, and in their death, the cycle of revenge comes to an end.
The myth is activated by Gods and humans, Greek and Trojans. The stellar system, through which the Greeks deciphered earthly existence, accompanies and echoes every event, like a heavenly roadmap for interpreting reality. The sky photos (projections of astronomical documentation) enable the audience to step out from the performance hall to the universe. This distancing allows a cosmic perspective, and a respite from the voyage of revenge.
Adapted and directed by Rina Yerushalmi.
Translated by Shimon Buzaglo, Aharon Shabtai.
Original music: Avi Balleli.
Set design: architects Rafi Segal, Eyal Weitzman.
Lighting: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi).
Costumes: Anna Khruscheva.
Projections: Idan Levy.
Choreography: Marina Beltov.
Cast (in alphabetical order): Titina K. Assefa, Noa Barkai, Gal Barzilay, Maya Ben Avraham, Ruthie Ben-Efrat, Hadas Calderon, Avraham Cohen, Itay Ganot, Barak Gonen, Emmanuel Hannon, , Yehuda Lazarovich, Michal Kalman, Michael Marks, Noa Raban, Yuval Rappaport, Oded Samo, Yousef Sweid (Orestes), Karin Tepper (Iphigenia), Yoav Yeffet.