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Date(s) - 03/10/2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company



Can we ever be released from the past?

That is the timeless question posed by Aeschylus, the first great tragic playwright in the Western literary tradition, in his seminal but today rarely performed ancient Athenian tragedy The Oresteia (“The Story of Orestes”).  Deeply rooted in history, legend, and myth, The Oresteia tells of individuals caught between the conflicting demands of different gods, resulting in a cycle of bloody vengeance and retribution that ultimately finds resolution through a judgment reached by a jury of average citizens.  The Oresteia reflects the pride of fifth century Athenians in their nascent system of democracy and trial by jury, while also presenting an unforgettable and very modern warning against the blind destruction and cruelty produced by unsatisfied demands for revenge.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC), located just a few blocks north of the Inner Harbor, will be presenting a powerful modern adaptation of The Oresteia in their incredible Baltimore theater inside an ornate late nineteenth century bank building. YAAM will be gathering to watch the final CSC performance of The Oresteia, and we invite you to join us!

What: The Oresteia, performed by The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
When: Sunday, March 10th at 2pm
Where: 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD
Cost: $47.20 per ticket when reserved through YAAM
Note: Reservations and payment must be made by Thursday, February 22nd to receive the group rate and guarantee seating in our block.  Please RSVP here.
Parking: Arrow Parking covered lot, 204 East Lombard Street (1 block south of the theater) with entrances on both Lombard and Water Streets. Parking is $5 with a CSC coupon, available from the ushers inside the theater, which should be presented as you exit the garage.

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