Lee Ann was very happy to participate in another production from The Online Stage.  She plays the part of the nurse in the Greek tragedy Hippolytus by Euripides and translated by Bob Gonzalez.

Euripides (c. 480-406 BCE) is the author of 18 extant plays and many more only surviving in fragments. He is the youngest of the three great Athenian tragedians with Aeschylus and Sophocles.

Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus and the Amazon Hippolyta, has sworn chaste allegiance to the goddess Artemis, thus severely offending the goddess Aphrodite by failing to revere her. Aphrodite swears revenge and promises that he will die before the day is done, taking with him Queen Phaedra, wife of Theseus. Aphrodite sickens Phaedra with uncontrollable lust for Hippolytus, and when he vehemently spurns her, he sets in motion the events that will seal his doom.

Cast

Aphrodite – PJ Morgan
Artemis – Linda Barrans
Hippolytus – Russell Gold
Phaidra -Erin Louttit
Nurse – Lee Ann Howlett
Theseus – John Burlinson
An Old Huntsman – Ron Altman
First huntsman/Messenger – Andy Harrington
Second huntsman – Alan Weyman
Third huntsman – Alan Weyman
Chorus leader – Jennifer Fournier
Chorus One – Leanne Yau
Chorus Two – Elizabeth Chambers
Narrator – Alan Weyman

Audio edited by Alan Weyman.

Freely adapted by Bob Gonzalez from the translation by Ian Johnston.

To listen to a sample and/or purchase, head to Audible here.

 

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