Summer on the Rooftop: Iphigenia - National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum will be closed to the public from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Friday, June 16 due to a private event.


July 23, 2015

A play based on Euripides’ “Iphigenia in Aulis”In this 20-minute version, the Trojan War begins. The Greeks are eager to sail to Troy to start fighting, but their ships won’t sail until a prophet foretells that Agamemnon will kill his daughter Iphigenia. Agamemnon sends for Iphigenia under the pretense of a wedding with Achilles, but theirs is a fate not so pleasant, as marriage awaits Iphigenia.
Presented by The Hypocrites, “Iphigenia” is an adapted play that is part of a modern Festival of Dionysus called “All Our Tragic, which is a twelve-hour long adaptation featuring contemporary versions of the thirty-two surviving Greek tragedies compiled into a single epic narrative. You can watch “All Our Tragic” in its daylong entirety (12 hours) on Saturdays and Sundays from June 20 to August 9 at Den Theatre Mainstage. More information about the whole event can be found at
Please note that “Iphigenia” will be presented as scenes of larger acts, so some of the information may be in reference to material that will not be presented. There will be a discussions following the performance with the cast and Adapter/Director Sean Graney.
Cash bar and appetizers will be available.
Purchase tickets for the shorter adapted play “Iphigenia” below.

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