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Aeschylus’ Agamemnon delves into the complexities of power, justice, and the consequences of human actions. Set after the Trojan War, the play explores themes that continue to resonate in the 2020s, amidst contemporary issues of political strife and moral ambiguity. It prompts the audience to reflect on the destructive nature of revenge, the ethical dilemmas faced by leaders, and the long-lasting impact of decisions made during times of conflict. In this production, the themes of power dynamics, unchecked authority, and the importance of listening to marginalized voices are thoughtfully explored, fostering a deeper understanding of the play’s messages. The play compels reflection on the abuse of power, the suppression of truth, and the urgent need to challenge established hierarchies and injustices. By examining the human condition and its timeless themes, Agamemnon offers the audience an opportunity for introspection, allowing them to connect with the characters and their experiences on a profound level.

Staging a complete, immersive, open-air production of Agamemnon in the round at the Chapin Hall steps, situated on Williams College’s campus, offers an extraordinary theatrical experience for the community. The location’s resemblance to a traditional Greek amphitheater would infuse the performance with an unparalleled sense of history and place; The vastness and beauty of the outdoor setting would magnify the grandeur of the play, enabling the audience to become fully engrossed in the world of ancient Greece. The steps of Chapin Hall, akin to a natural amphitheater, would offer exceptional acoustics and visibility, ensuring a remarkable viewing experience. This al fresco production would cultivate an atmosphere of intimacy and immediacy, enabling the audience to feel the characters’ emotions and forge a profound connection with the play’s themes. Such a production would not only entertain and educate, but also foster a deep-seated appreciation for the enduring themes of Agamemnon and the compelling power of live theater to captivate and move audiences.

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About Margo Neely


Margo Neely is a polymath whose interdisciplinary work has been celebrated for its innovation and bold creative vision. With a background in art, philosophy, and technology, she is best known and as the multi-hyphenate creator of the award winning television series Ladies Revenge Club (“Best of the Fest” and “Best Short” winner at New York Comic Con/New York Super Week), the creator of the “Rosie Unriveted: We Can’t Do It Anymore!” campaign, and the visionary behind the Neely Air mi adidas custom concept — the megaviral drum machine shoe seen and loved by over 6 billion people worldwide.

Margo’s creative-technological innovations have earned her a reputation as a pioneer in the world of digital art, and she is frequently invited by media outlets around the globe to share her insights and expertise. Her work continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of art and technology, and she remains committed to using her talents to explore new frontiers while inspiring others to do the same.

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