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 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 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 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 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 enjoy giving some of your time and thoughts to plays that explore universal ideas about the nature of war, exemplified by Trojan War.
Don't see it if you lose patience with talky, low budget plays that are mainly political treatises, where the acting and direction are uneven.
See it if you enjoy monologue heavy plays exploring characters and motivations and have a working knowledge of the Iliad
Don't see it if You don't enjoy monologue heavy plays, or prefer linear plot structures
See it if You like great acting. You are interested in issues of war and peace. You like new works in an intimate venue. You like classic literature.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays that depend largely on talk. You want light entertainment. You have no idea who Helen of Troy was and don’t care.
See it if You think Austin Pendleton is a gift to acting. You want to see a Helen of Troy beautiful enough to deserve a myth. You‘re anti-war.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy listening to stilted dialogue made more so by actors who are as uncomfortable with it as you are. You think anti-war plays