Already closed | 1h 15m | Brooklyn

Our Trojan War

From 31 member  reviews
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. More…

'Our Trojan War' uses epic moments from Homer’s 'Iliad' and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry to propel its chronicle of men and women at war. The clash of gods and heroes, the rage of Achilles, the suicide of Ajax, the fall of Troy, and the rise of Rome are among the many stories of war and homecoming presented in the piece, which poses urgent questions about modern democracy. What does democracy mean? What kind of democracy do we want to live in? How do we preserve and protect the democracy we have?

1h 15m | Already closed | BAM - Fishman Space (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (31)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

45
Ambitious

See it if You like Greek dramas and have a working memory of most stories/myths.

Don't see it if You want action. Nothing really happened, felt more like an academic exercise.

49
Confusing, Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like shows that try to mix classic tragedy with today real war stories

Don't see it if You are not into overly intellectual and pretentious theater pieces. This show will leave you totally bored and confused

40
Great cast, Great tech, Very confusing story

See it if you know Greek mythology. Long time since high school & the constant weaving between the present & the classics was too confusing for me.

Don't see it if you don't remember your Greek mythology. Pity because it's a great cast and gorgeous production.

20
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if drawing a blank... you're related to someone in it? You appreciate the comfy chairs in the Fishman?

Don't see it if no "if" needed. Don't see it! It's bad!

Also Just to be clear - I'm not panning this because of the show's politics... Read more Read less


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 ...
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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 Wa...
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