In this tragic trilogy, Agamemnon's murder sets off a horrific chain of events. First, Agamemnon makes it home from the war, but gets murdered in a bathtub by his wife, Clytemnestra. Second, Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns home, and with the encouragement of his sister, Electra, avenges his father's death by killing Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Finally, the Furies plague Orestes for killing his mother, but the cycle of violence is put to rest in a trial hosted by Athena. Whew.
In this tragedy, Orestes and Pylades go on a quest to rescue a statue of Artemis, and find out that Iphigenia is alive and working as a priestess of Artemis.
Check out Euripides' take on Orestes murdering his mother.
Aaaaaand here's yet another version of the most famous matricide of all times.
Orestes and Electra are sentenced to death by Menelaus for killing Clytemnestra in this tragedy.
Orestes appears as a baby in Clytemnestra's arms in this tragedy that tells the tale of Agamemnon deciding to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia.
Orestes gets existential in this modern play that re-imagines the classic Greek takes on the myth.
In this modernized marathon of all of Sophocles' extant plays, Orestes and Electra get pretty friendly with each other as they plot to kill Clytemnestra.