EgoPo Classic Theater

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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Bluebird, world premiere translation and adaptation by Lane Savadove of the 1908 children’s play L’Oiseau Bleu by Maurice Maeterlinck, 2009. Photo by Jules Victor.

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Lydie Breeze Trilogy Part I: Cold Harbor, photo by Dave Sarrafian.

Lydie Breeze Trilogy Part I: Cold Harbor, photo by Dave Sarrafian.

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Lydie Breeze Trilogy Part II: Aipotu, photo by Dave Sarrafian

EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its work re-examines well-known classics, brings to life rarely produced works, and adopts challenging prose. Founded in New Orleans in 1991, EgoPo relocated to Philadelphia following Hurricane Katrina. Under the direction of Lane Savadove, the ensemble has staged over two dozen productions, and performed nationally and internationally in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Indonesia, and Croatia. In 2016, EgoPo received Center support to present the world premiere of John Guare's Lydie Breeze Trilogy, an epic trilogy about an American family, set between the Civil War and the birth of 20th-century industrialism.