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That Five-Hour Sophocles Marathon is Coming Back

Back when we were all trying to figure out if we were ever going to get an actual winter (nope!), the Flea Theater had this thing on its boards called These Seven Sicknesses, which was Sean Graney’s re-imagining of the seven surviving plays of Sophocles. Graney, essentially, teased out the common threads between the plays and wove them together into a fairly seamless whole, which ran at the Flea into March – a pretty substantial run for a five-hour presentation, notwithstanding the breaks for noodles and dessert. Now, as we tear rapidly into summer, the Flea’s brought it back for a limited engagement starting June 6: twenty-five performances through July 1, is the plan at the moment. No word on whether they’ll serve dessert at this revival, but a gluten-free vegan meal is included in the ticket price. (FULL ARTICLE: Michael Gioia, Playbill)