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 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 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 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 enjoy monologues and modern touches in period pieces.
Don't see it if You're easily bored or suffer second-hand embarrassment from extreme earnestness.
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
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