Chrysothemis by Meg Braem


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Chrysothemis and Electra have returned home to discover their father, King Agamemnon, murdered by their anorexic and withdrawn mother. Electra craves revenge while Chrysothemis is starving for peace. Using Greek culinary tradition and the events of Aeschylus’ tragic trilogy “The Oresteia” as a jumping-off point, Exia explores the many appetites that drive us. Set in the midst of the murders of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, Exia is the imagined story of Chrysothemis, the lost daughter in the house of Atreus. She is the only child of the myths who does not have a play accounting her voice…until now. Exia, taken from the Greek word “Orexis” meaning appetite, explores our hunger for love, power, sex and shelter.

Keywords: Tragedy, women, war

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 90 minutes
Acts: 2

Cast size: 11 actors
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 8
Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-conforming roles: 1
Casting note: Ancient has been cast with a male or female character