19:00, Tue 6th – Sat 10th May 2014 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 2
' ‘The war is over, the war begins… for me.’
Troy has fallen, and its women wait in the wreckage to discover their fates. Having borne witness to the death of husbands, fathers and sons and seen their city burned to the ground, they now face slavery, abuse and humiliation at the hands of their enemies.
In a modern world no stranger to the inevitability and futility of war, this story of grief, fear and how people react to it is as current and hard hitting now as it was when Euripides presented it to an uncomfortable Greek audience over two thousand years ago. The characters he created remain to this day some of the most complex representations of women in theatre.
This is a powerful and moving exploration of the arrogance of power and the violent aftermath of war, in which women are so often the ultimate victims.