The Aeneid: A Play With Songs

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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
Achmaenides/Coroebus - Kirby Wilson
Aeneas - Max Duncan
Allecto/Dido - Tori Trimm
Anchises - Tim Clayton
Beroe - Alexus Wells
Cassandra/Graffiti Artist - Elizabeth Ratliff
Creusa - Julia Medine
Fellow Countryman/Understudy to Anchises - Adam Beskind
Head of Clan/Scavenger - Wesley Caretto
Helen - Bekah Wellons
Hotel Manager - Naveen Hrishikesh
Immigration Officer - Jenna Clayborn
Lavinia - Diana Dai
Pyrgo - Beanie Burt
Sybil - Julia Kahky
Toothless Gatekeeper - Colin Fowler

Iliana Sun

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If you're interested in playing in the live orchestra, email our Orchestral Supervisor Ilhan Gokhan to learn more!

Production Council

Producer - Austin Ruiz
Assistant Producer - Jackson Prince
Director - Kay Matschullat
Assistant Director - James Hamilton
Musical Director - Kris Kukul
Assistant Musical Directors - Ilhan Gokhan & Jon Aisenberg
Choreographer - Tracy Bersley
Assistant Choreographer - Julia Medine
Production Stage Manager - Kayla Morton
Assistant Stage Managers - Sonali Mehta & James Meade
Technical Director - Dottie Kontopoulos
Assistant Technical Director - Grace Francese
Set Designer - Dottie Kontopoulos
Lighting Designer - Kayla Morton
Assistant Lighting Designer - James Meade
Light Board Operator - Maddie Wilkinson
Sound Designer - Lauren Hale
Sound Board Operator - Open!
Build Team - Ashley Jeffers
Publicity Head - Julia Kahky
Publicity Staff - Beanie Burt, Kayla Morton, Jackson Prince, James Hamilton & Austin Ruiz
Co-Costume Designer - Melody Iro
Co-Costume Designer - Elizabeth Bueti
Wardrobe Team - Holly Holder
Hair and Makeup - Chandler Richards
Props Master - Sonali Mehta
Company Manager - Karyn Saunders

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