The Elektra Project
A new adaptation by Haymaker with musical collaborator Jenavieve Varga
Is this a Tupperware party? Is that girl singing opera in the kitchen? There’s blood everywhere. Haymaker, a Durham performance company, and violinist/composer Jenavieve Varga of Chapel Hill band Lost in the Trees team up to create a new adaptation of the Elektra story, adapted from multiple sources. The end result is a story of an American family, bad dreams, retribution and matricide.
April 22 & 23, 2013
Haymaker produces original work by collaging found texts and personal experience. North Carolina productions have included Living with the Tiger (Manbites Dog Theater, October 2011) and What’s That Cost: The Federal Budget and You (Burning Coal, June 2012). www.gohaymaker.com
Jenavieve Varga is a classically trained violinist and composer (Berklee Conservatory). She works with both Hindugrass, a crossover bluegrass/world music group, and Lost in the Trees, an indie band.