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Fall play: Manlius Pebble Hill School students present ‘Elektra’

Students of Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse will perform “Elektra” as their fall play Nov. 18 and 19.

“Elektra” is a tragedy written by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles about murder and revenge. Agamemnon, the father of the house, was killed by his unfaithful wife, Clytaemnestra, with the help of her sinister lover, Aegisthus, as retribution for having sacrificed their daughter, Iphigenia, to the gods.

Meanwhile, her son Orestes was spirited away by their faithful servant Tutor (Old Man) in order to safeguard him against a similar fate. Though Clytaemnestra’s weak-willed daughter, Chrysothemis, has made peace with the situation, her defiant sister, Electra, still bemoans her father’s fate. Electra awaits the return of the grown Orestes in the hopes that he will avenge their father’s death.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Manlius Pebble Hill School, 5300 Jamesville Road, Syracuse, NY 13214.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at for students and seniors will be $6 for the 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cast, in order of appearance
Old Man: Cole Potter
Orestes: Nicholas Jerge
Elektra: Lydia Kelly
Chorus: Mariah Storie Alyssa Smith Chrysothemis: Hannah Warren Clytemnestra: Isabella Casella Aegisthus and Jeffrey Bush