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 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.