Elektra Playlist by Jenavieve Varga

Posted on April 20, 2013 by Haymaker

 In the lead up to our upcoming draft performances, we asked our composer, Jenavieve Varga, to create  a playlist of mom + daughter songs inspired from this draft. Behold the magic…

“Cherry Bomb” The Runaways 

If Elektra ever got her shit together, I think she would put on some fishnets, platforms and take to the stage. In my rendition, Cherie Currie would play Elektra.


“She Drives Me Crazy” – Fine Young Canniballs 


Cly might love this song because it lightens the burden of love she has for Elektra. I picture this: Cly puts this song on repeat and blasts it while she cleans the house. Elektra is forced to listen to it over and over again while she pouts in the dungeon and thinks about how much she hates her mom.


“Laisse Tomber les Filles”- Pigeons 

Agamemnon has a lot of lady problems. As if Cly didn’t have an axe to grind with him after he slaughtered their daughter, he brings home a tramp. Pigeons does my favorite rendition of this song, but you can check out the lyrics in this English version “Chick Habbit”- April March.


“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”- Joss Stone

Subject to her husbands duty, Cly decides she will not play by his rules once he is gone.


“We Gotta Get Out of this Place” – The Animals 

If Orestes would just hurry up and get home, Elektra could finally be free. A prayer from Elektra to Orestes in song form.


“Killing Me Softly” -Roberta Flack 

Elektra doesn’t recognize Orestes at first but has a feeling about him…


“How Do You Ruin Me”- Black Prairie 

Elektra and Cly might as well throw in the towel and sing this together at Karaoke. Maybe then, they would realize they are not so different from one another.


Jenavieve Varga is a classically trained violinist who began playing at the age of three. She plays violin for Hindugrass and various classical engagements. She is also addicted to LaCroix water. Get your reservations for April 22 and 23: http://elektraprocess.eventbrite.com/.