Isaac Oliver’s Electra in a One-Piece will have its world premiere, directed by David Ruttura, beginning Thursday, October 28 and opening Monday, November 1 at 8pm at the Wild Project, 195 East Third Street, NYC.
A brutally funny modern tragedy, Electra in a One-Piece re-imagines the Greek tale for our digital era. When Elle discovers that her mother has murdered her father and is burying him in the backyard, she sends for help the only way she knows how: the internet. Armed only with a video camera, she videotapes the gruesome scene and posts it on YouTube to alert her brother stationed in Iraq, inadvertently becoming an overnight YouTube sensation. Urged on by the chatter of anonymous commenters clamoring for more, Elle and her family saturate the internet with videos, stirring controversy and piquing the interest of a savvy television producer with plans for a camera-ready bloodbath.