Open Gate Theatre’s celebrates its thirty fifth year, with its most ambitious work to date “Hecuba”. This mixed media opera featuring Nanik and Nyoman Wenten, is based on the Euripides play, and resonates with the events of today. Hecuba, while a captive after fall of Troy, finds the body of her murdered son. She, with other Trojan women, plot their revenge.
The production integrates extended vocal use, choral singing, virtuosic instrumental, expressionistic dance, live video, sculptural sets, puppetry, and drama with an extravagant passionate beauty. Composed and written by Will Salmon, and created by an amazing creative ensemble including Carmina Escobar, Kio Griffith, Seda Saar, Jim Mora, Vicki Ray, Vinny Golia, Jie Ma, Maggie Parkins, Alex Cline, Brad Dutz, David Johnson, and a women’s chorus."