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Trojan Women (after Euripides)
Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:00PM
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SITI Company, one of the country’s leading theater ensembles, brings one of the greatest of all anti-way dramas in this new production directed by Anne Bogart and adapted by Jocelyn Clarke. In the ruins of their burning city, the royal women of Troy—still mourning the slaughter of their husbands and sons—await enslavement and exile. The play is a timeless meditation on the moments of individual choice that separate death and life, despair and hope, future and past.
The Trojan Women
is an ancient tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. It was first performed over 2,400 years ago during the Peloponesian War and is often considered a commentary on the barbaric behavior of the Athenians toward the women and children of the people they subjugated in war. It’s believed to be based on capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent slaughter and subjugation of its populace by the Athenians in 415 BCE, the same year in which the play was written.
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