Depauw Theatre presents "Trojan Women"

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 14 Apr 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 11 Apr 2019, 7:30 PM 13 Apr 2019
  • 14 Apr 2019, 1:00 PM
  • The Green Center for the Performing Arts

Depauw Theatre
http://www.depauw.edu/arts/theatre/
Moore Theatre Box Office
The Green Center for the Performing Arts
(765) 658-4827
greencenter@depauw.edu

April 11-13 @ 7:30 pm
April 14 @ 1:00 pm

Trojan Women

Directed By Caroline Good

Euripides’ Trojan Women is the one of the greatest anti-war plays ever written.  It depicts the suffering of women and children after every war.  It has been used many times to protest against war and to act as a warning for audiences who see it.  It can also be a consolation for those who are suffering, because in it they see that over the ages, others too have suffered.  In our moment in time when war should be obsolete, it is a time filled with perpetual war, fueled by a hunger for power, and yet rather than spreading democracy, the tragedy of displacement, death, and destruction is spread and must be endured by those current victims of war, just like the Trojan women.  In contrast to the grief of the women, the barbarism of the so-called civilized Greeks is an indictment of all imperialists. Hence, the unfortunate relevance today of this story that was written over 2,000 years ago.

This play has something for everyone: gods appear at the beginning; soldiers collect their loot after battle; a chorus of women suffer the worst they can suffer: the loss of their city, their men, and their children; a comic interlude between a femme fatale and her husband whom she deserted; and then darkness again, before the play ends with a faint ray of hope in the human spirit.


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