By John Nathan, July 1, 2010
There is no lack of ambition in Moira Buffini's take on ancient and modern tragedy. Her latest play recruits classical characters from Greek myth and sets them in modern, blood-soaked west Africa. Where ancient plot does not fit modern tragedy, Buffini has no qualms about making changes.
Some of the links to modern equivalents are obvious. Theseus (David Harewood) is an American-style president, the charismatic leader of democratic Athens who arrives by helicopter and is shadowed by secret service agents.