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Hercules in Brooklyn

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries


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Wed, Jul 24.2019 5:00 PM

About the play

  • Madness of Hercules by Euripides

    When the Greek hero Hercules returns to Thebes and finds his home occupied by a local tyrant, he goes on a rampage with his invincible bow, killing the men who have invaded his house and taken his family hostage. But in the heat of the battle, Hercules enters into a berserk rage and kills everyone in sight, including his wife and two young children, with his powerful weapon, mistaking them for enemies. When he comes back to his senses and takes in the horror of what he has done, Hercules contemplates suicide, but his close friend and fellow war veteran Theseus, stays by his side and offers unconditional support, encouraging him to share the burden of what he has done with his community. At its core, Euripides’ Madness of Hercules asks profound questions about how we should respond to unthinkable violence—as citizens, family members, friends, and neighbors—and how we can all work together to stop violence from occurring in our communities, before it’s too late.

Cast Members

  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

  • David Zayas Headshot

    David Zayas

  • Zach Grenier Headshot

    Zach Grenier

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