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The Trojan Women (The New Collectives)

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Members say: Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (17)


Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant
Avg Score

Rewarding, Ambitious, Great writing

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.

Also The translation: Gorgeous; a major reason to go. Kennelly is a poet (n... Read more Read less

Young, Eager, Raw

See it if you want to see an eager mostly untried group of actors learning their craft

Don't see it if You want a polished production

Ambitious, Good but uneven acting, Interesting staging, Repetitious

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.

Ambitious, earnest, uneven

See it if you are interested in ancient Greek plays.

Don't see it if you're a purist about Euripides or the other Greek playwrights.

Also This production was basically faithful to its source, despite the set,... Read more Read less

Great acting, Confusing

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.

Absorbing, Interesting staging, Good acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you are looking for an interesting production of Euripides' great anti-war play

Don't see it if you don't like modern dress productions of classics

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You appreciate modern translations of Euripides plays.

Don't see it if You prefer big-budget productions.

Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are interested in seeing a beautifully acted 2500-yr-old play still speak to us today. This production is a treasure

Don't see it if You don't like to think

Amateur, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

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.

Also I wasn't especially impressed by the translation they used; there were... Read more Read less

Resonant, Excruciating, Intense, Thought-provoking

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

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Powerful

See it if You like well acted small productions. See it if you support women rights and their stories.

Don't see it if You prefer big budgeted productions.

Also Was suprised to see the amount of talent in this small production. The... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Timeless language, Unusual and unappealing staging, Mixed bag of actors (some more gifted than others), Uncomfortable seating

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

Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant

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.

Also The New Collectives company did a well-executed version of The Trojan ... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious, Insipid

See it if you're interested in small intimate theatre with classic material

Don't see it if You want to see a high budget production.

Thought-provoking, Profound, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting

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.

Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You enjoy strong female ensemble performances and updated texts.

Don't see it if You enjoy mainly lighthearted comedies and are offended by rough language.

Also This is what you want from a production of Trojan Women. The productio... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if The examination of the nuances around female solidarity in the face of war-mongering patriarchy was fascinating.

Don't see it if The songs seemed out of place

Also I appreciated the efforts to connect an age-old story of the victims, ... Read more Read less

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