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 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 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 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.