The Flea mounts Ellen McLaughlin’s Bosnian War-inspired adaptation of Euripides' classic starring its resident acting company, the Bats. More…
The women of Troy have been sold into slavery. Their husbands are dead, their city destroyed, and it seems as though the gods have forgotten them. As they wait to be taken away, the women grapple with grief, fear and the gravity of total loss. 'The Trojan Women' is the first anti-war play in the Western canon, written to make Greece consider the consequences of perpetual warfare. This production makes abundant use of music, movement, and ritual to explore how living in wartime impacts every member of a community.
See it if Appreciate an ancient story brought into the 21 century. Surprisingly relevant and as heartbreaking today as the story was 3200 years ago.
Don't see it if You insist on elaborate staging or costumes. It's a stripped down performance with less props than even the Greeks would have used.
See it if you like supporting young artists, or like to see adaptations of greek tragedy/like greek tragedy.
Don't see it if you can't sit through overly poetic language, very cliched college theatre-esque performances and directorial choices.
See it if you like classical theatre, and Greek mythology. You like to support young artists, like plays about women. Like poetry.
Don't see it if you prefer major productions, creative costume design, or colorful theatre display. If you don't care for greek mythology.
See it if You love history and being truly immersed in a show. The actors have a way of making the audience members feel the raw emotions.
Don't see it if you have no soul.
See it if You like supporting young artists. New York needs more venues where amateur artists can gain some real experience. Its got to be tough....
Don't see it if You were expecting professional quality based on the advertisements. The playwright's a big deal, but I think its more for the kids involved
See it if You seek catharsis from your theatre and enjoy experiencing ancient texts through a contemporary lens
Don't see it if You need plastic, polished performances. You don't like highly intimate spaces. You don't like to be deeply shaken.
See it if you feel compelled to I suppose....
Don't see it if you dont want to see one more production by entitled, self promotional faux feminists with a ticket to ride. What's happening to this town?
See it if You want to support The Flea for your own reasons.
Don't see it if If you're going to hype something as this high profile, you'd better deliver. This is high school level theater, maybe undergraduate level.
See it if you want to watch a bunch of young, entitled performers take on topics they know nothing of.
Don't see it if you've had enough of experiencing appropriation of others' stories.
See it if you like Greek drama or classical theater. Great staging and a couple of truly fantastic performances. Simple and straightforward.
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged. This is heavy stuff and fairly academic. A very bare bones production.