The New Collectives presents this contemporary take on the Polyxena/Achilles myth of the Trojan War. An exploration of the theme of how identity and public roles are filtered through public and private behavior. More…
Murder. Sex. Achilles’ heel. Men and ships and men and ships and men and ships. This modern retelling of the events leading up to the fall of Troy reimagines the story through the eyes of the women responsible for holding the city together.
See it if You enjoy modern takes on classic stories. You want to support a small theatre company trying out big ideas.
Don't see it if You have little/no familiarity w/the Trojan myth. You want classics performed in verse. You want a more relevant adaptation of the myth.
See it if You like to see plays that try to offer another side to the classical story and already know the characters from the “Illiad.”
Don't see it if You get annoyed at playwrights who throw in gratuitous foul language to attempt to “modernize” an ancient theme.
See it if you like fresh takes on old stories, you enjoy seeing good work produced on a shoestring budget
Don't see it if you're expecting to see a recreation of the movie "Troy," you prefer when classical text stays classical
See it if You want to see the famous myth of the Trojan war come alive in the modern era, from the views of strong leading female characters.
Don't see it if You don't have some previous knowledge of the story and its character.