1/24 - 7:30 PM, 1/25 - 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM, 1/26 - 3:00 PM
Auditorium, Getty Villa
By Meghan Brown with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Songs by Z. Lupetin
Directed by Sean Cawelti
Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Cowboy Elektra transports audiences to a dusty crossroads where California history and Greek tragedy collide. Original saloon songs, a nearly all-female ensemble, vintage puppetry and multimedia come together in a visual, emotional collage that asks the question: how much can we truly control our fate?
Set against the backdrop of 1869 California, when the railroad was on the verge of reaching the west, Cowboy Elektra takes place in the Palace Saloon, where Elektra’s investigation of her father’s death leads to a tragic revenge plot against her mother. Cowboy Elektra is a modern allegorical feminist tale exploring cycles of violence and control.
Cowboy Elektra is written by award winning playwright Meghan Brown in collaboration with Rogue, with music by Z. Lupetin of the Dustbowl Revival and is directed by Rogue Artistic Director Sean Cawelti.