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It is the most infamous of all the ancients — the story of the deposed king whose sons were slaughtered and served to him by his brother in a feast. In this modern version, reimagined by four young writers, the boundaries of Seneca's play have been blown out to encompass the matrix of killings in the original myth.
A series of moments between atrocities,
Thyestes explores the constant that has underpinned human nature across the centuries: that man is brutal, capable of anything. And in the spaces between the banal and the ordinary, terrifying acts occur.
Cast : 6M (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-927-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
SENECA (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero.
SIMON STONE is an award-winning actor, writer and director. A graduate of the VCA he was the Founding Artistic Director of The Hayloft Project. He has adapted/directed many productions including
The Only Child (after Ibsen’s Little Eyolf),
Spring Awakening—which won the Sun Herald’s Best Independent Production of 2008—and the acclaimed
The Wild Duck, seen at Belvoir St Theatre in 2011. Simon was identified as one of Australia’s 10 emerging leaders in culture by The Weekend Australian’s NEXT 100 series.