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All Our Tragic - Parts I-IV

Playwright: Sean Graney

“By whatever alchemy, it serves the greatest collection of stories ever written — adds to them, modernizes them, makes them feel fresh, forces you to see them both strange and familiar...There has not been anything quite like this ever before.” - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

A contemporary Festival of Dionysus! Across four volumes, this brilliant work by playwright Sean Graney undertakes a day-long play retelling of the thirty-two surviving Greek tragedies: 

PART 1: HEROICS

PROMETHEUS BOUND
THE SEVEN SISTERS
THE CYCLOPS
MEDEA
ALKESTIS
HYPPOLYTUS
THE SUPPLIANT
THE PERSIANS
PHÈDRE
HERACLES
WOMEN OF TRACHIS
THE HERACLEIDAE

PART 2: POLITICS

THE BACCHAE
ION
ŒDIPUS REX
SEVEN AGAINST THEBES
OEDIPUS AT COLONUS
THE PHOENISSAE
ANTIGONE

PART 3: PATRIOTICS

IPHIGENIA IN AULIS
THE TROJAN WOMEN
PHILOKTETES
RHESUS
AJAX
HECUBA

PART 4: POETICS

HELEN
ANDROMACHE
AGAMEMNON
ELEKTRA
THE LIBATION BEARERS
ORESTES
THE EUMENIDES

"All Our Tragic is a sprawling, messy, at-times-brilliant show, much like the lives of those it portrays and would hope to honor. It is a singular achievement, one not likely to be repeated any time soon." - GAPERS BLOCK, CHICAGO

"We see the full range of relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers, politicians and citizens, generals and soldiers. We see the horrors and insanity of war in all their extremity, the gruesome payback for sexual betrayals, the high price paid for loyalty, the futility of prophecy and the wages of guilt. We see people driven to acts of both devotion and madness. We feel the lust for power, the ache for home, and the inevitability of death." - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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Sordelet Ink retains no rights to produce the plays we publish. Those rights belong solely to the playwrights themselves. If you are interested in producing one of these plays, contact information for each playwright can be found on the information page within each script. 

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