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The Man Who Found Troy

From 1 critic and 3 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Trojan history, Based on true events, Classic, Dated

About the show

Based on a true story, this epic drama tells the story of Henry Schliemann, a wealthy entrepreneur, who embarks on a rocky, 20-year journey to discover the ancient city of Troy, using 'The Iliad' as his guide and inspiration. More…

Overcoming skeptics, cynics, and scholars of ancient antiquities, Schliemann pours all his efforts and accumulated wealth into the quest, accompanied by his 17-year-old Greek bride, and his undervalued partner, Frank Calvert. Throughout their quest, significant figures from 'The Iliad' appear – Achilles, Hector, Menelaus, King Priam, and Helen herself – as ghosts that haunt and guide the three main characters as they pursue their search for the walls of Troy.



90
Stage Buddy

"Done with great consciousness and dabbles of humor...Lew keeps the stage interesting during every moment, ensuring that even during the more informational scenes there is action and movement on the stage, keeping the audience intrigued and never bored. The talented three-actor ensemble were a joy to watch...A standout performance by Leavitt...Filled with impeccable comic timing and sensitivity. A thoroughly intriguing and enjoyable play." Full Review


79
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Based on true events, Trojan history

See it if you enjoy biographical plays about events during the mid-1800s, Ancient Greece, and amateur archeologists at war with each other

Don't see it if Agamemnon, Menelaus, Helen of Troy, Apollo, King Priam, Hector, Andromache, Cassandra, and Homer are names you never heard of

Also Good writing, good direction, and robust acting by a three-person cast... Read more Read less

84
Dated, Entertaining

See it if Interesting, if you like the Roman era. Funny and quirky

Don't see it if You don’t like fantasy period peices

83
Absorbing, Classic

See it if Simple sets but big suggestions play out this story in one of my favorite theaters. An interesting take on a specific time in history

Don't see it if You don’t like ancient times based dramas


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