Closed 1h 15m
Our Trojan War
Brooklyn
65

Our Trojan War NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
48%
Mixed
39%
Negative
13%
Members say
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the Show

Aquila Theatre Company and a Warrior Chorus of U.S. veterans/actors mount this visceral show in which classic battles are set against narratives of modern-day war.

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Member Reviews (31)

79
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You want an ethereal view of the state of our wars right now...where we might be heading.

Don't see it if You can't let your mind wander with narrative. This piece sort of meanders it's way to its rather stunning point.

70
Clever, Confusing, Intense, Relevant

See it if need clarification between the ancient Greeks and toady's world. Some good acting but not all Nice seating.

Don't see it if you are ready for some thinking. It may be distressing or it may remind. you of some family disasters. Some actors need more training.

Critic Reviews (2)

April 20th, 2017

"'Our Trojan War' is not out to entertain. It’s a heavy piece loaded with layers of narrative that raises a plethora of challenging questions for the audience to digest and reflect on...The ensemble delivers the piece with the utter sincerity that comes from some of their true experiences. There are certainly flaws that lie in the play's density...However, this does not negate the value of 'Our Trojan War' as an important commentary on modern warfare through the scope of the classics."
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May 1st, 2017

"Thanks to a perceptive script, a changing projected backdrop, and expert staging and lighting effects, the play alternates seamlessly between ancient Greek stories and the present day...I was surprised at how natural and engaging the dialogue felt–it never came off as antiquated...'Our Trojan War' is theater as the Greeks intended it, and as all truly great theater should be: a method of beholding, a tool for seeing more clearly, a mirror to hold up to our society, and to ourselves."
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