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And She Would Stand Like This

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Clever

About the show

The Movement Theatre Company presents a theatrical retelling of Euripides' 'The Trojan Women' fused with the underground LGBTQ+ ball scene. More…

Set in a hospital waiting room after the emergence of an unknown and deadly virus, 'And She Would Stand Like This' reimagines the characters of 'The Trojan Women' as Black and Latinx queer men and Transgender women fighting for survival. A minimum of 15 tickets per performance are pay-what-you-can.

Member Reviews (5)


Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Clever
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want great writing that is wonderfully and emotionally performed, from members of the community the play is about making it so impactful

Don't see it if The subject matter would bother you, or you find intense immersive style theatre makes you feel uneasy

Ambitious, Exquisite, Relevant, Absorbing, Extraordinary

See it if you want to see something boldly ambitious, fiercely humane & aesthetically adventurous

Don't see it if the mashup of greek tragedy and drag ball culture just ain't your bag; if you need every edge polished

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an exceptional adaptation of Trojan Women. Visceral, thought-provoking, engrossing.

Don't see it if you are not interested in queer culture.

Riveting, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of great acting on a small runway. The music and choreography were as memorable and lines.

Don't see it if death and loss are too emotional to relive as this piece deals with a period where many lives were lost needlessly though celebrates life.

Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Clever

See it if You enjoy GLBT history, ball culture, high energy, fierce moves, Greek tragedy.

Don't see it if You expect a passive traditional musical.

July 24th, 2017
"Rivers gives implicit respect to his characters—poor, queer New Yorkers of color–by placing them in a classic tragedy that for 2,500 years has been populated by gods and goddesses, kings and queens. Director Mendizábal has assembled a cast that does justice to Rivers’ conceit...The fusion of Anc...
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July 25th, 2017
“An audacious new work…A powerful piece of theater. Their mission of ‘radical visibility and the power of collective healing’ is fully realized here…Brown is a commanding stage presence whose every gesture demands attention…Director David Mendizabal and Choreographer Kia LaBeija have masterfully ...
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July 26th, 2017
"The performances in 'And She Would Stand Like This' are superb, with a dynamic and dedicated cast...Playwright Rivers and director Mendizabal don’t waste a single line of dialogue or a minute of running time. The play packs so much passion and emotions of all varieties into its 90 minutes that t...
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