The Aeneid: A Play With Songs

Show Info

A hyper contemporary take on an ancient tale! Hoof ‘n’ Horn, in collaboration with Duke Theater Studies and a professional creative team, will be performing the very first full production of The Aeneid, directed by Kay Matschullat with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho). A progressive retelling of the epic with rebellious, rock sensibilities this piece transports Virgil's gripping original to a contemporary context. Aeneas' challenges echo the yearning and trauma across the globe today, embodying the tragedy and the hope of our moment.


Achates - Austin Tate
Coroebus/Achmaenides - Kirby Wilson
Aeneas - Max Duncan
Allecto/Dido - Tori Trimm
Anchises - Tim Clayton
Bereo - Alexus Wells
Cassandra/Graffiti Artist/Farmer - Elizabeth Ratliff
Creusa - Julia Medine
Fellow Countryman - Adam Beskind
Head of Clan/Scavenger - Wesley Caretto
Angel of Death/Scylla - Bekah Wellons
Hotel Manager - Naveen Hrishikesh
Immigration Officer - Jenna Clayborn
Lavinia - Diana Dai
Pyrgo - Beanie Burt
The Sibyl - Julia Kahky
Toothless Gatekeeper - Colin Fowler
Immigrant Woman - Iliana Sun


Guitar - Sam Frederick
Violin - Rebekah Wellons
Piano/Conductor - Ilhan Gokhan
Keyboard - Jonathan Aisenberg
Percussion - Tassos Bobos
Clarinet - Cristian Tolento

Production Council

Producer - Austin Ruiz
Assistant Producer - Jackson Prince
Director - Kay Matschullat
Assistant Director - James Hamilton
Composer - Duncan Sheik
Musical Supervisor - Kris Kukul
Assistant Musical Directors - Ilhan Gokhan & Jon Aisenberg
Arranger/Rehearsal Pianist - Glenn Mehrbach
Choreographer - Tracy Bersley
Assistant Choreographer - Julia Medine
Production Stage Manager - Kayla Morton
Assistant Stage Managers - Sonali Mehta & James Meade
Production Managers - Kayla Morton & James Hamilton
Technical Director - Dottie Kontopoulos
Assistant Technical Director - Grace Francese
Set Designer - Dottie Kontopoulos
Lighting Designers - Kayla Morton & James Meade
Assistant Lighting Designer - James Meade
Light Board Operator - Maddie Wilkinson
Sound Designer - Lauren Hale
Sound Board Operator - Shade Adeyemo
Spotlight Operator - Ryan Eichenwald
Projection Designer - Christine Sciulli
Projection Operator - Sonali Mehta
Dramaturg - Norman Frisch
Publicity Heads - Julia Kahky & Austin Ruiz
Publicity Staff - Kayla Morton, Beanie Burt, Elizabeth Bueti, Shaina Lubliner, Trevyn Toone
Costume Designers - Melody Iro & Elizabeth Bueti
Wardrobe Team - Holly Holder
Properties Mistress - Sonali Mehta
Hair and Makeup - Chandler Richards
Puppet Designer - Torry Bend
Puppet Artist - Evan Mitchell
Electronic Dance Music DJ - Ciara Graves
Faculty Advisor - Bradley Rogers
Company Manager - Karyn Saunders
Graphic Designer - Austin Ruiz

Show Times

The Aeneid Performance Dates

First Weekend:
Thursday, March 30th at 8:00pm
Friday, March 31st at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 1st at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00pm

Second Weekend:
Thursday, April 6th at 8:00pm
Friday, April 7th at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8th at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 9th at 2:00pm