The New Collectives present a new version of Eurpides' classic tragedy. More…
In the days following the Trojan War, how do the women find the will to survive as they await their fate at the hands of the conquering Greeks? A story of women's strength, hope, and community as their lives are uprooted.
See it if You like a generally well-acted and mostly faithful representation of a classic Greek tragedy.
Don't see it if Have accessibility issues as the theater is upstairs and there's no elevator.
See it if you wish more of the classics were performed. A mega-arc of humanity’s attempt to control fate reduced to illusion & misguided vanity.
Don't see it if you don’t like poetry as scripts, the extremity of Greek drama, or theater that happens in attics and lofts.
See it if Good to see real classics again. Some terrific acting (some not so). But the staging was delightfully funky, in the loft of an old church.
Don't see it if Like theatre fast-paced, light and fluffy, then stay home and watch sitcoms. If the subjugation of women is not your theme ...ditto.
See it if you like amateur theater & don't mind varying levels of acting. Some scenes were moving. Hecuba & Poseidon/Menelaus largely carried the show
Don't see it if you expect production values higher than your average school/church/youth group can afford. The majority of the actors felt inexperienced.
See it if you are enamored and familiar by Greek classic theater and ok with unconventional staging and music. willing to accept limited resources.
Don't see it if you require mobility (no elevator to church balcony) or are uncomfortable in sliding chairs.If you are expecting more than college level pro
See it if You want to see a classical play that still resonates today; you like to support small theater groups; you like a diverse cast of women
Don't see it if You want something polished; accessibility is an issue for you; you want to be entertained, not provoked
See it if you have a full/complete knowledge of the history of the Trojan War and all the gods.
Don't see it if you only have basic/general knowledge of the Trojan War because you'll be lost. Failed attempted to bring the play into modern times.
See it if Incredible Marcie Henderson (Hecuba) - nuanced, passionate, heartbreaking, and cutting. Great direction. Text breathes new, relevant life
Don't see it if It's pretty long with no intermission. Baby's fate is a bit confusing.
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