Mourning Becomes Electra

by Eugene O'Neill

directed by Mike Haddad

Murder. Adultery. Revenge. Mourning Becomes Electra retells one of the most famous Greek tragedies, Aeschylus's the Oresteia, set in Civil-War-era New England. The play focuses on the Mannons and the tumultuous history that casts a dark shadow over General Ezra Mannon, his wife Christine, and his children Lavinia and Orin. When Lavinia uncovers her mother's murderous intents toward Ezra, she takes drastic action to protect her father and begins her own descent into evil, despair, and mourning.

About The Director: Mike Haddad has been teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in Lynn for the past 14 years. During that time, he has enjoyed an active life acting, directing, and writing in and around the Boston theatre scene. His last major directorial project was Theatre@First's presentation of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. He has also directed Shakespeare's The Tempest (Hovey Players), Titus Andronicus (MIT Shakespeare Ensemble), and Hamlet (Boston University). He got his start as a director working for several years at Bentley, directing a staged adaptation of the Breakfast Club, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Simon's Rumors, and co-directing Picasso at the Lapine Agile and Jesus Christ Superstar. Over the years, he has also directed several shows at his high school with students from the Latin Club, which include Antigone, the Orestia Trilogy, Medea, and Shakespeare's Coriolanus. In addition, he has directed over twenty-five short plays for various festivals


Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3pm — Industry Night

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30pm

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3pm (matinee!)


The Magic Fire will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.


Brig. Gen. Ezra Mannon

Christine Mannon

Lavinia Mannon

Orin Mannon

Adam Brant

Peter Niles

Hazel Niles

Seth Beckwith

Choral Ensemble

Thomas Beyers

Elizabeth Hunter

Megan Hennessey

Carol Sutherland

Jason Merrill

Mack Carroll

Chelsea D'Aprile

Doug Miller

Sarah Brinks

Lori-Anne Cohen

Jenny Gutbezahl

Katie Meters

Morganna Becker

Production Team



Technical Director

Stage Manager

Rehearsal Assistant

Production Assistant

Lighting Designer

Lighting Operator

Master Electrician

Sound Designer

Props Designer

Props Assistant

Costume Designer

Costume Assistant

Makeup Lead

Makeup Assistant

House Manager

Graphic Designer

Publicity / Ad Sales

Stephanie Haddad

Mike Haddad

Shazza Gilbert

Katie Aasland

Desirée Dugas

Alev Gustafson

Ben Cordes

Ryan Walsh

Carl Spaulding

Neil Marsh

Delphine Kaiser

Anne-Marie Taylor

Tegan Sutherland

Amanda Dausman

Hannah Baker

Austin Swank

Chris DeKalb

Gilly Rosenthol

Bobbi "Bey" Woodward