“There is a land of the living
and a land of the dead,
and the bridge is love.”
Trojan Women: A Love Story
By Charles L. Mee
Based on the works of Euripides and Berlioz
Directed by Cody Holliday Haefner, 2nd year MFA director
January 19 – 28
Previews January 16 & 18
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, University of Washington
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. It is recommended for mature audiences ages 16+.
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.
|Andromache/2nd Act Chorus||Alyssa Franks|
|Cassandra/Valerie/2nd Act Chorus||Allyson Brown|
|Talthybius/2nd Act Veteran||Taylor Jones|
|Bill/2nd Act Veteran||Phillip Ray Guevara|
|Ray Bob/Menelaus/2nd Act Veteran||Allen Miller|
|Helen/Sei/2nd Act Chorus||Alana Cheshire|
|Chea/2nd Act Chorus||Tricia Castañeda-Gonzales|
|Eisa/2nd Act Chorus||Jessica Thorne|
|Director||Cody Holliday Haefner|
|Set Designer||Shin-yi Lin|
|Lighting Designer||Amber Parker|
|Costume Designer||Emily Woods Hogue|