(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in The Chicago Sun-Times, 6/29.)

In the lobby of the Den Theatre, where The Hypocrites theater company is now performing a revised, handsomely remounted edition of its widely acclaimed 2014 production “All Our Tragic,” you will find copies of the full script of director Sean Graney’s awe-inspiring 12-hour adaptation of all 32 of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

Each volume has the heft of a telephone directory for a megalopolis. And I mention this simply to suggest the sheer monumentality of the company’s undertaking: a morning-to-night marathon performance featuring 17 performers possessed of an astounding level of mental focus and physical endurance, as well as formidable acting, combat and musical skills.


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