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The Trojan Women

Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Directed by Jennifer Graham

Profound, poetic tragedy

A brutal war to retrieve the beautiful Helen has ended. The city of Troy has been laid to waste; it's men, slaughtered. It's women, forced to the beach where the conquering Greeks will soon take them as the spoils of war. Having survived the bloodshed and battles, the female captives now face being torn from their home and submitting as slaves and concubines to the victors. As they await their fate, Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra and the other women confront the travesties and utter devastation of war. Ellen McLaughlin's contemporary adaptation of Euripides' centuries old drama is a lucid and humbling perspective on the refugees of war.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Sponberg Theatre

February 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7pm and February 4 & 11 at 2pm

Suggested for ages 16+