When:Thursday, June 17, 2010
North Patio of Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument (89th Street)
Can’t get tickets to Shakespeare in the park? Well then don’t fret you can still experience great works of art performed before you eyes at the various plays performed by Hudson Warehouse Theater.
The Hudson Warehouse presents Trojan Women, a new adaptation by writer & director Nicholas Martin-Smith, based on the works of Euripides. With the city of Troy decimated by 10 years of war, the women of Troy are corralled into a refugee camp and await their fate at the hands of a bureaucratic system. In this stark world, the women continue to grasp onto a life that no longer exists. Theirs is a state of constant searching for comfort in a desolate world of suffering. All their men, husbands and sons, have been murdered, except one: Aeneas, the future founder of Rome. In this contemporary adaptation, Martin-Smith creates a piece of work that echoes the choral odes of the original Greek tragedies. Spearheaded by Talthybius, the voice of the Greek occupation, the fate of the women are decided at the hands of soldiers, still hungry for war.
CAUTION: Trojan Women deals with adult themes. Parents are advised it may not be suitable for children under 13.