Directed by Cody Holliday Haefner, 2nd year MFA director, UW School of Drama
Playwright Charles L. Mee recruits “shards of our contemporary world to lie, as in a bed of ruins, within the frame of the classical world.” In his brutal, lusty collage, Trojan Women: A Love Story, Dido reads Aeneas’ tarot cards in a post-apocalyptic spa and Cassandra incarnates as a furious dominatrix. The war is ended, yet it is unceasing: “A world destroyed by the hands of those who thought themselves the creators of civilization.” Love songs leaven war’s ravages, and a feminist utopia glitters, unreachable, on the horizon.
RUN TIME: Approximately 2 1/2 hours, including one, 15-minute intermission.
CONTENT: This production contains nudity, violence, strong language, sexual content, strobe effects and fog.
Tickets available at Arts UW
Lobby Talk Sunday Jan 21, 1:00-1:30 "The Myth of Originality" Alice Hofgren, PhD student in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism
Please note that the on-site box office will open at 1:30 PM on Sunday 1/21 in order to avoid disruption during the lobby talk.