Clementine in the Lower Nine

November 22, 2010

Clementine in the Lower Nine is a blues riff on Aeschylus’ tragedy Agamemnon.  The author’s goal with the play is to weave together the larger-than life world of Greek myth with the harsh realities of life in post-Katrina New Orleans, creating a play that truly reflects the size of the emotions surrounding the catastrophe.  The Chorus, a blues musician serves as our guide through this story.  Through his monologues and his music, he sets the tone for the play — humorous and mournful, sultry and sad.

by Dan Dietz