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A new telling (and re-telling) from Kerry McGee

May 24 - JUNE 17

at the Capitol hill arts workshop


"A myth is never just one story."

The Greek Army cannot sail to Troy without wind, and Artemis won't let the winds blow without the sacrifice of King Agamemnon's daughter. As family ties square up against patriotic duty, the fate of the most famous war in history rests on the shoulders of Iphigenia. As the classic myth unfolds, the chorus attempts to unearth the real story of Iphigenia, and they will replay the events of that day as many times as needed to do it. Drawing from both Euripides and Racine, this new adaptation is a meditation on storytelling that blends classic tragedy with madcap irreverence. 


This performance will be the premiere of a new play.

Content Warning

 The script has themes that sometimes glorify self-sacrifice.The performance contains several moments of sudden loud noises.

Special Events

May 26

Opening Night Reception

Join the cast after the show for cupcakes, cocktails, and a post-show cabaret of mythological proportions from Jenna Murphy and Misy Singson. This cabaret is a silly, sexy ode to mythical calamities and monsters that is definitely not suitable for children.

June 3

Talkback: Women of War

Join our in-house dramaturg Keith Hock and DC-based dramaturg and playwright Jessica Singley for a post-show discussion that ranges from Iphigenia to Clytemnestra, from Helen to Cassandra. The women of Ancient Greece and Troy helped shape the outcome of the war just as much as the men did. And frankly, their stories are even more interesting and provocative, though told far less often. Ghost Helen?! Clytemnestra's bloody revenge?! Iphigenia's other play (that's right, there's two!)?!

June 9

Drinks Night at Iphigenia

Join award-winning DC bartender Chantal Tseng for a preshow cocktail that showcases Greek spirits. Then stick around after the show as Chantel and sommelier Vanessa Cominsky pour a selection of Greek wines and discuss all things bacchanal.

June 12

Industry Night

A special Monday night performance with special ticket prices and cheap beer. Not a bad way to start the week.


Emilia Pazniokas & Jennifer Hopkins


Debora Crabbe, Bri Houtman, Carolyn Kashner, Mary Myers, Robert Pike, Matthew Sparacino, & Joshua Williams


Kerry McGee (producing)

Makenzi Wentela (stage management)

Kerry McGee (graphic design)

Rachel Dixon (production management)

Jason Aufdem-Brinke (lighting design)

Camille Kashaka (assistant lighting design)

Robert Pike (sound design)

Jon Reynolds (set design)

Maria Bissex (costume design)

Keith Hock (dramaturgy)


Audiences must take a temperature check upon entering the venue. All audience members must remain masked throughout the performance. 

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