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The Trojan Women (La Mama)

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Intense, Exquisite, Relevant, Immersive

About the show

La MaMa presents a recreation of Andrei Serban and Elizabeth Swados's take on the Euripides tragedy, featuring a cast which includes members of the original 1974 cast. More…

From the show:

The Trojan Women Project Festival features a newly re-imagined version of La MaMa’s groundbreaking The Trojan Women, directed by Andrei Serban, with the Great Jones Repertory Company and artists from The Trojan Women Project’s work in Guatemala, Cambodia and Kosovo. The two-week festival includes workshops, panel discussions, and performances by the festival company. See the ticketing calendar and schedule of events below for more details.

Member Reviews (6)


Absorbing, Intense, Exquisite, Relevant, Immersive
Avg Score

Unforgettable, Rhythmic, Immersive, Astounding, Resonant

See it if Ritualized violence against women depicted via physical performance, chanting, singing & strange language. Viscerally compelling & unique.

Don't see it if You want a narrative w/plot, characters & dialog. This is all theme & performance art. Full female nudity. Standing & moving in a crowd.

Humane, Heart-pounding, Hair-raising, Kinetic, Historic

See it if ancient Greek theater, the golden age of experimental theater or what different cultures invest in the same material interest you.

Don't see it if you avoid the graphic depiction of (sexual & other) violence, loud noises or theater that asks you to move around.

Also In 1974, even before I moved to NYC, I spent a Sunday here experiencin... Read more Read less

Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if love immersive theater before it was cool. love greek tragedy (but need to know the story). refreshing to see this again after so many years

Don't see it if want english text. want to sit down an listen to a play. don't like hand-made feel kind of shows

Immersive, Global artistic collaboration, A language shared by all cultures, A spiritual shock, Actor as shaman

See it if Drama as a venue to discuss social problems; Pure, raw emotions delivered by chanting, shouting, singing; Audience is part of the show;

Don't see it if 30min standing and moving; 60min left seated; gibberish shared by all (yet super clear in meaning); nudity of women; violence & rape;

Also Strong archetypes portrayal: mother, whore, virgin, martyr... Greek tr... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Grt chantin,orchestr&a universal lang:all elements work seemlessly in the global issue of violence agnst women,portrayed in Noh art form,*

Don't see it if you don't like the silver line bet audience &act. You want Euripides'original plot&chars. This is performance art @ its highest level.

Also *applied to some Greek myths esp.the... Read more Read less

Relevant, Intense, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of excellent experimental theater or you want to experience something original and creative.

Don't see it if Nudity bothers you. There's a lot of it!

Also This was one of the most excellent pieces of theater I've ever seen. I... Read more Read less

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