Annika Boras is wonderfully steely as Elektra, daughter to Klytaimestra, the queen. Boras plays Elektra with a tomboyish burliness, accentuated by her new emo look, complete with angsty eye makeup.
…the most violent part of Sophocles' Elektra is not the double murder that ends it, but Clytemnestra's relationship with her daughter (Annika Boras), perhaps the soul of An Oresteia.
It is a difficult role seeing as Elektra, because of her position and gender, cannot do much more than shout against the deterioration around her, but actress Annika Boras has the chops to pull it off. Her Elektra is uncompromising and uses every tool at her disposal to portray a woman clinging to the last vestiges of her morality and humanity as her world is destroyed and reassembled around in her in a way far from her choosing.
"Annika Boras’s considerable powers are wasted here in the title role."
-The New York Times
"A muddied, snarling, grief-stricken and murderously-crazed Elektra... the fabulously bitter Annika Boras, exceptionally detailed in voice and expression, truthfully connects with Elektra's anguish." -Broadwayworld.com
"Annika Boras, perhaps the soul of An Oresteia." --Flavorpill.com
“"Men like women with character," is the sisterly advice a muddied, snarling, grief-stricken and murderously-crazed Elektra gives to pretty little Chrysothemis in Ann Carson's wildly clever adaptation of the ancient Greek story of bloody family doings titled An Oresteia Growled in all seriousness by the fabulously bitter Annika Boras, the line got a huge laugh the afternoon I caught Classic Stage Company's crackling good premiere production; the swiftest five hours of theatre I've enjoyed in a long, long time. Annika Boras, exceptionally detailed in voice and expression, truthfully connects with Elektra's anguish, making lines like, "At what point does the evil level off in my life?" all the more funny.”