Trojan Women: A Love Story

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
$10 students \ $14 senior, UW employee or retiree, UWAA \ $20 regular \ Pay-What-You-Can Wed Jan 24
Performance Showtimes: 
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wed, Jan 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thu, Jan 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

“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.

See show program

CAST
Hecuba Bridget McKevitt
Andromache/2nd Act Chorus Alyssa Franks
Cassandra/Valerie/2nd Act Chorus Allyson Brown
Polyxena Annie Willis
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
Aimable/Dido Bria Henderson
Aeneas Adrian Tafesh
CREATIVE TEAM
Director Cody Holliday Haefner
Set Designer Shin-yi Lin
Lighting Designer Amber Parker
Costume Designer Emily Woods Hogue