Agamemnon at Paliku Theatre

Modern adaptation of the Classical Greek Tragedy by WCC Theatre 260 students opens February 27

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Taurie Kinoshita, 808-779-3456
Drama/Theatre Instructor, Humanities
Posted: Feb 3, 2015

Scene from Agamemnon
Scene from Agamemnon

The plight of soldiers, the agony of battle fatigue, the struggle of a wife left behind, and the cyclical nature of violence are explored in this imaginative reworking of the classical Greek legend of Agamemnon—performed by Windward Community College’s Theatre 260 Dramatic Production students February 27 through March 8 at Palikū Theatre.

Agamemnon directed by Taurie Kinoshita show dates:

February 27 & 28 (Fri. and Sat.), 8:00 p.m. (Post-show talk with cast on Sat., February 28)
March 1 (Sun.), 4:00 p.m.
March 5–7 (Thurs.–Sat.), 8:00pm
March 8, (Sun.), 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 Students with valid ID/Senior/Military; $15 General  
To Purchase Tickets: or call 235-7310 to charge by phone.

Due to adult language, situations and themes, this play is recommended for ages 17 and older. Running time is 75 minutes.

Renowned British playwright Steven Berkoff’s modern adaptation of Aeschylus’ masterpiece uses darkly intense, poetic text to examine the interminable horror of revenge. Highlighting the cursed House of Atreus, imagined episodes from the Trojan War, the fate of Cassandra, the tragedy of a married couple forced to live apart for ten years, and the destiny of a hubris-filled hero, this anti-war play includes choral odes and stage combat.

Agamemnon is directed by award-winning stage director Taurie Kinoshita and features Theatre 260 students—many acting for the first time onstage. Each performance will be preceded by a brief introduction to Agamemnon and the Trojan War—allowing audiences to learn about, as well as theatrically engage with the material. A post-show discussion will be held on Sat., February 28.                  

For more information about Agamemnon, contact Taurie Kinoshita at 779-3456 or To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at Windward Community College, contact instructor Nicolas Logue at 236-9138, or go online to

For more information about Paliku Theatre, visit