In this new drama, the Trojan War is seen through the eyes of the women forced to endure man's need for power: Queen Hecuba, Cassandra, and she whose face launched a thousand ships, Helen of Troy. More…
As the conflict rages around the walls of the city of Troy (whose dilemma strangely resembles that of our world today),each passionate character is as much preoccupied by her own personal drama as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away. All their fates weave together as Helen of Troy weaves her loom.
See it if We would not miss a play where Austin Pendleton is involved .Helen and Cassandra were well played. 13th St.Rep provides an intimate space.
Don't see it if One has to have a taste for War Stories. Sorry to say but the Trojan War has been "done" a bit better recently.
See it if you are interested in contemporary takes on the Trojan War, that source for so many surviving classic Greek plays.
Don't see it if you are looking for either a classic Greek drama or a conventional modern play.
See it if if you want a new take on the Trojan War and a view of war from the women who watched their men play the game. Orhan/narrator is interesting
Don't see it if you are not interested in exploring another vantage point between war and peace or are not willing to listen carefully.
See it if you want to support a young theater group working on interesting material. An attempt to present the daily life of women living under seige
Don't see it if Real housewives of the Trojan nobility is not your thing -- only its not funny. Cast of 12 all doing monologs.
See it if You enjoy shows that are basically monologues rather than interactive conversation. You are a fan of Austin Pendleton.
Don't see it if You are looking for a fast moving show with lots of interaction. You are a fan of Greek mythology and expect material to be familiar.
See it if you like Austin Pendleton and want to support new theater.
Don't see it if ancient Greek monologues bore you.. I don't think this show was successful in portraying the female side of war.
See it if you are an Austin Pendleton fan; you will enjoy a new play based on Greek mythology
Don't see it if you're a purist about Greek mythology--among other things,this play has Alexander kidnapping/seducing Helen of Troy
See it if You want to see Austin Pendleton. The lead female as the queen and Cassandra are also effective. You like history.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of history pieces. The set is also minimal.
See it if you enjoy Austin Pendleton's last sweet days onstage or you like plays set in ancient times. If you feel the women of Troy deserve to speak
Don't see it if you hate anti-war plays; if you dislike monologues. If you loved "The Iliad," then don't see this talky drama with no poetic quotable lines
See it if Pendleton fan. You enjoy hearing well acted soliloquies, women's point of views on war. You support new works and characters indiv thoughts
Don't see it if You don't like new works or small theaters or don't want to think- I found myself taking sides and walking away wanting to learn more
See it if Like a 80 minute show, where there is no singing, play on words.
Don't see it if Don't like actors stumbling over their parts,not being prepared.
See it if The bright spot was getting to see Austin Pendleton. The actors did a wonderful job with a very boring and difficult script.
Don't see it if You want to be entertained
See it if I can’t think of a reason to see it unless maybe you have a friend or relative in the play
Don't see it if You want to see amazing acting, an interesting story, comfortable theatre. This was not at all my cup of tea. I was extremely disappointed
See it if you are a fan of Austin P. Good acting by great actors.
Don't see it if you were hoping for a good plot, direction, or some interesting gimmick making your time seeing this clunky play worth it.
See it if you are interested in pseudo-greek theater about the lives of the characters in the seige of Troy and seeing young, inexperienced actors
Don't see it if You prefer authenticity and reality in theater as well as more professional level performances
See it if you might like a contemporary take on the Trojan War based on the classic Greek characters who move across a very small stage.
Don't see it if unless you are a fan of Austin Pendleton although he too seemed bored.
See it if If you're an Austin Pendleton fan, or are looking for some discussions on war and peace
Don't see it if You really need to see a conventional plot on stage.
See it if You like well-informed, if diatribe-heavy, attempts to revitalize Trojan/Greek mythology
Don't see it if Simplistic, feminist-slanted revisionism of mythology (not up to Mists of Avalon rigor) tires you.
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