The Trojan Women, October 23-26
Translation by Edith Hamilton
Directed by Patricia Daniels
About the play
First presented in 415 BCE, The Trojan Women begins after the fall of Troy, met with grieving gods and the female prisoners along with the now dethroned Queen Hecuba, gathered together to await their fate as slaves of the Greek victors. The herald Talthybius arrives to execute the son of Hector, along with Menelaus, general of the Greek army, who seeks to reclaim his wife, Helen of Troy.
An Undergraduate Acting Project Production
October 23-25 at 7:30pm
October 26 2:00pm
Winship Room 2.180
Admission is free. Seating is limited.
From the Director
Euripides was known as “the poet of the world’s grief.” Edith Hamilton writes, “In this play about war, Euripides sounds the deepest depths of that grief. How not, he would have said, since no other suffering approaches that which war inflicts.”
In the face of this suffering, this play examines, through exploration of character and tragic circumstances, the inextinguishable ties and radical love of family and community that endure despite inhumanity, powerlessness, violence, and death.
"In spite of the fact that the play is 2000 years old, we see the circumstances of these defenseless women of Troy acted out everyday on our present world stage. As an audience we are offered the opportunity through the production to re-awaken ourselves to the damage of war and violence, and open our hearts to the plight of its victims."
Julia Bauer - Hecuba
Kailey Moore - Andromache
Jordan Moranto - Cassandra
Hollin Haley - Helen of Troy
Gage Robinson - Talthybius
Bret Finholt - Poseidon/Menelaus
Aya Seidemann - Athena/Chorus Women
Kathleen Brown, Carson Campbell, Amanda Sarabia, Bria Washington, Kylie Zeko, Shanaya Kapai - Chorus Woman
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