How could a poor eighth-century woman living in Iraq survive on her own, much less become a respected saint? Orphaned while she was young and sold into slavery, Rabia Al-Adawiyya (717-801) was able to help the poor and live a happy life of inner peace. Her sayings and poetry have their honored place in world literature. What challenges did Rabia face personally? Refusing riches, she shows us all the way to happiness.
Orestes retells with striking innovations the story of the young man who kills his mother to avenge her murder of his father. Though eventually exonerated, Orestes becomes a fugitive from the Furies of his mother’s blood. On the brink of destruction, he is saved in the end by Apollo, who had commanded the matricide. Powerful and gripping. Orestes sweeps us along with a momentum that starting slowly, builds inevitably to one of the most spectacular climaxes in all theatrical history. http://www.thetheatreinc.com/orestes.html