Playwright Sean Graney grew up in Saugus and went to Emerson College, but after graduating, he didn’t feel like he fit into the Boston theater scene. After seeing the Neo-Futurists stage “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” he found a home in Chicago and soon after helped form the Hypocrites in 1997. His group made a name by staging absurdist and avant-garde plays, or completely reimagining classics. A recent production of “12 Nights” — a twist on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” — starred four players, one boombox, and a fridge full of beer. Last spring, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge hosted a beach-ball-filled “Pirates of Penzance.”
Now, Graney has returned to the Boston area to tackle a dream project in which all of the existing Greek tragedies are brought together in a single 12-hour performance (intermissions and meal breaks included). On Saturday, Graney will offer a table reading of “All Our Tragic,” featuring 17 actors, at the Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard.