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Trojan Women: A Love Story, by Charles L. Mee. Based on the works of Euripides and Berlioz

poster of Trojan Women: A Love Story By Charles L. Mee
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, University of Washington

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.