Annapolis students to perform ‘Electra’ in open air

Electra by Annapolis students

ELECTRACatch a free production of “Electra in the Forest” the next three nights under the stars in the rear courtyard of the old Phoenix Center in Annapolis.

The second-year students of Anne Arundel County Public School’s Performing and Visual Arts Magnet High School program will put on the free, 60-minute outdoor performance at 7 p.m. both Oct. 29 and 30. Audience members are encouraged to bring law chairs and to dress for the weather.

“Electra in the Forest” is an adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Ken Skrzesz, the teacher specialist for the Performing and Visual Arts magnet program, wrote the adaptation and directed the production.

“This project serves several purposes,” he said. “‘Electra’ allows students to collaborate in a way that gives a public opportunity for their creative work, our artistic faculty is able to facilitate and shape a wonderful evening of theatre, and the community has the opportunity to see how this program is innovative in arts education.”

As part of the 21st Century Design 2 course, the second-year students have quarterly, collaborative projects. This is the first collaborative project of this school year.

“Electra” will take place at Studio 39, 291 Locust St. Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday,  Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission. For more information email [email protected] .