Trojan Women

by Euripides

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.






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Elizabeth Hunter

Leslie Dresher

Brooke Morgan

Hannah Sharafian

Samantha Amodeo

Andrea Aptecker

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Production Team



Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

Stage Manager

House Manager

Movement Coach

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Light Board Operator

Sound Designer

Props Designer

Costume Designer

Hair & Makeup Designer

Graphic Design

Jo Guthrie

J. Deschene

Nellie Farrington

Jason Merrill

Mary Parker

Caitlin Mason

James Scheffler

Idony Lisle

Matt Arnold

Sanjana Shankar

Arianna Smith

Deidre Purcell

Vickie Wu


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