ALCESTIS at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Photo by Ed Krieger

Bob Verini – ArtsInLA

Director-writer Nancy Keystone doesn’t exactly crank ‘em out quickly through her Critical Mass Performance Group, but they sure are worth the waiting for. Her 2006 Theatre @ Boston Court staging of Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play made keen sense out of that peculiarly remote text, and now, with Alcestis, Keystone and her team have created a completely involving, scintillating take on Euripides for our time.
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David C. Nichols – LA Times

The ancient Greek myth about Alcestis and her self-sacrifice for her spouse has seen countless versions over the centuries, from Euripides and John Milton to Handel, Gluck and Thornton Wilder. It receives a tart postmodern spin in “Alcestis” at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena.   Read more…

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

The world of shadows also informs Alcestis, a new work based on Euripides‘ play, presented by Critical Mass Performance Group and Theatre @ Boston Court. This world premiere was developed last year in a laboratory at the Getty Center, and its theatrical examination of the intersection of death and marriage is among the highlights of the current local season.  Read more…

Now running through July 28.