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 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 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 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 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 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 enjoy classical drama mixed with modern political message featuring some powerful soliloquys.
Don't see it if You want a more coherent political allegory that doesn't take liberties with Trojan War story.
See it if The narrator was excellent , framing the otherwise fulsome staging with a light touch. You like reimagining classic tales.
Don't see it if Hmm. You prefer plays with multiple notes, non stagy direction and few monologues.
See it if You are interested in current sensibilities and mores grafted onto a classic story. Want an intimate theater experience. Like agendas.
Don't see it if Are a purist regarding classics. Don't like obvious reworking of characters that seem agenda driven and of the moment. Want subtlety