Eric Shanower Art Used in Iphigenia in Aulis Play

Iphigenia in Aulis art

Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) is providing art for a production of Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis. They also plan a graphic novel based on the play later this fall.

The production is adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn and presented by La MaMa in association with Untitled Theater Company #61. Music is by downtown indie rocker Aldo Perez (from the band The Renaldo The Ensemble). The play will run from February 14 – March 3 in New York City and also includes puppets. Here’s how the press release describes the play:

Edward Einhorn’s new adaptation reexamines Euripides’ play about democracy versus ochlocracy (mob rule) and the role of religion in popular uprisings, subjects made particularly relevant by Arab Spring.

Masks by Jane Stein are both worn and “puppeteered” as a second self, separating the characters from their classic archetypes and reveling more basic human emotions beneath. Deliberately anachronistic, the production mixes the contemporary with the classical and uses pop iconography of comics to examine the timeless, philosophical elements of the myth.

On February 28, Shanower will conduct a talkbalk discussing the connections between this play and his comic work. For more information, visit the theater site.

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