The Trojan Women
directed by J Deschene
In 415 B.C.E., Athens had just begun the Sicilian Expedition, which would become one of its greatest military disasters. Sickened by the senseless destruction, Euripides was moved to write what remains one of the most powerful indictments of war the world has ever known: The Trojan Women. Set only two days after the Greeks infiltrated Troy with their wooden horse, the play explores the true reason why men go to war and who their actions affect the most. Among the once noble women who now wait to be taken to Greece as slaves are Hecuba the aging queen, Cassandra the mad prophetess, Andromache who was once the wife of a hero, and the dangerously beautiful Helen of Troy herself.
Director: J Deschene is pleased to direct for Theatre@First again. Previous directing credits include Lysistrata, The Baltimore Waltz and The Bully Plays (the latter two as assistant director). Onstage, Deschene has been seen by T@F audiences as "Lady Catherine" in Pride & Prejudice and "Greta" in Bent. Deschene has also spent two years as program director for the Bare Bones Staged Reading Series.
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
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|Friday||November 14, 2014||8 pm|
|Saturday||November 15, 2014||8 pm|
|Sunday||November 16, 2014||8 pm|
|Thursday||November 20, 2014||8 pm|
|Friday||November 21, 2014||8 pm|
|Saturday||November 22, 2014||4 pm (matinee)|
|Soldiers||KyOnese Taylor, Santiago Rivas|
|Pallas Athena||Kamela Dolinova|
|Women||Samantha Amodeo, Andrea Aptecker, Kerry Anne Kilkelly|
The Production Team
|Technical Director||Nellie Farrington|
|Assistant Technical Director||Jason Merrill|
|Stage Manager||Mary Parker|
|Set Designer||Idony Lisle|
|Costume Designer||Vickie Wu|
|Lighting Designer||Matt Arnold|
|Light Board Operator||Sanjana Shankar|
|Sound Designer||Chris Mason|
|Sound Board Operator||Jo Guthrie|
|Movement Coach||James Scheffler|
|Make-Up Designer||Zeph Stewart|