IN oRBit: THIS AIN’T NO TOGA PARTY

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For most of us who had to make his acquaintance in school, Euripides is a stonefaced statue, and his 2,400 year old play Orestes a dusty and decaying scroll of papyrus. But to Aaron Posner, the classical Greek dramatist is “a rebel…anything but old fashioned” — and his work a theatrical experience that’s “modern, surprising, complex.”

In fact, when Orestes begins its run at Two River Theater Company this week, it’ll be subtitled A Tragic Romp — with Posner and playwright Anne Washburn blowing the dust off this landmark work in a way that’s sure to recall the director’s energized editions of Shakespeare, Shaw and other stage titans. We’ve got an interview with Posner — on the eve of what unfortunately looks to be the last Red Bank show personally helmed by the departing TRTC artistic director — today, in Red Bank oRBit!