translated by Edith Hamilton
directed by J. Deschene
presented by special arrangement with W.W. Norton & Co., Inc.
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.
About the 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.
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8pm
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4pm
Trojan Women was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
Kerry Anne Kilkelly
Assistant Technical Director
Light Board Operator
Hair & Makeup Designer