NAP co-artistic director and Oedipus3 actor Amy Hopper describes the adaptation as an experiment in which the plays, each helmed by a different director, are shortened to 30 minutes and performed sequentially by a cast of six actors, who do not play the same role in any two plays. "These interpretations breathe new and relevant meaning into plays that are literally ancient," says Hopper. "In Sophocles's versions, there is no inherent value in fighting for human dignity. But in our versions, you see that these characters are not simply at the mercy of the gods. They can be the people of their own choosing."
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