'Mourning Becomes Electra' the latest production by TRU theatre students

The latest production by TRU theatre students is Mourning Becomes Electra.

The play is a retelling of the ancient Greek play Oresteia by Aeschylus. It's set in New England after the end of the American Civil War and follows the Mannons, a wealthy shipping family torn apart by jealousy and suspicion.

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The cast features student actors Brandon Reid, Shannon Cooper, Jakob Kopytko, Laine Gillies, Bryce Craig, Greg Brown, Rem Murray, Connor Seeley, Grace Penner, James McFarlane, Emma Pettit, Caleb Oman, Dehiwala Liyanage, Andrew Lucas and Kalika Cook.

The play was written by Eugene O’Neill and is being directed by TRU theatre professor Heidi Verwey.

Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at the box office in Thompson Rivers University’s Old Main building, 835 University Dr., or online at brownpapertickets.com.

The play continues its run on Thursday, March 7, and runs until Saturday, March 9. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

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