Greek tragedy at Downey Theatre

DOWNEY - The award-winning play, "Oresteia - The Trilogy by Aeschylus," will be presented at the Downey Theatre on Nov. 13.The play, performed by the Leonidas Loizidis Theatrical Group, has been touring the United States with performances in all major cities. The performance in Downey will be the only one in Southern California. "Oresteia" will be performed in Greek with English subtitles and will be preceded by a vocal performance from Cypriot singer Alexia. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance where audience members will have the chance to meet the performers and director. The play has been playing at the Kirk Theater in New York since September and recently received the United Nations Best Off-Broadway Theatrical Performance Award for 2010. Tickets to see "Oresteia" are $30 (or $20 for members of the American Hellenic Council of California) and may be purchased by calling (323) 651-3507 or online at This is the second ancient Greek tragedy sponsored by the Hellenic Council to be performed in Downey. The first one, "Troades," was performed last November at the Downey Theatre.

********** Published: October 28, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 28