By Anya Pearson
Based on Aeschylus' tragedy "Agamemnon"
Commissioned by Orphic
Directed by Andrew Wardenaar
"The Killing Fields", by Anya Pearson, is a riveting new drama about love, loss, and the true price of vengeance. Set in 1980's East Oakland, at the height of the crack epidemic, it reimagines the Ancient Greek play, "Agamemnon", through an African American lens. Combining poetic language with great humor and heart, "The Killing Fields", is a fresh take on one of history's most epic tales. This staged reading features some of the most talented actors Portland has to offer. Our team of young dramaturgs will lead the post-show discussions.
Part of Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Works