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The Trojan Women


The Trojan Women

by Euripides

directed by J Deschene

In 415 B.C.E., Athens had just begun the Sicilian Expedition, which would become one of its greatest military disasters. Sickened by the senseless destruction, Euripides was moved to write what remains one of the most powerful indictments of war the world has ever known: The Trojan Women. Set only two days after the Greeks infiltrated Troy with their wooden horse, the play explores the true reason why men go to war and who their actions affect the most. Among the once noble women who now wait to be taken to Greece as slaves are Hecuba the aging queen, Cassandra the mad prophetess, Andromache who was once the wife of a hero, and the dangerously beautiful Helen of Troy herself.

Director: J Deschene is pleased to direct for Theatre@First again. Previous directing credits include Lysistrata, The Baltimore Waltz and The Bully Plays (the latter two as assistant director). Onstage, Deschene has been seen by T@F audiences as "Lady Catherine" in Pride & Prejudice and "Greta" in Bent. Deschene has also spent two years as program director for the Bare Bones Staged Reading Series.


Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
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Performance Schedule

Friday   November 14, 2014   8 pm
Saturday   November 15, 2014   8 pm
Sunday   November 16, 2014   8 pm
Thursday   November 20, 2014   8 pm
Friday   November 21, 2014   8 pm
Saturday   November 22, 2014   4 pm (matinee)



Poseidon       Brian Edgar
Menelaus       Doug Miller
Talthybius       Chris Mason
Soldiers       KyOnese Taylor, Santiago Rivas
Pallas Athena       Kamela Dolinova
Hecuba       Elizabeth Hunter
Helen       Leslie Drescher
Andromache       Brooke Morgan
Cassandra       Hannah Sharafian
Women       Samantha Amodeo, Andrea Aptecker, Kerry Anne Kilkelly


The Production Team

Director       J Deschene
Producer       Jo Guthrie
Technical Director       Nellie Farrington
Assistant Technical Director       Jason Merrill
Stage Manager       Mary Parker
Set Designer       Idony Lisle
Costume Designer       Vickie Wu
Lighting Designer       Matt Arnold
Light Board Operator       Sanjana Shankar
Sound Designer       Chris Mason
Sound Board Operator       Jo Guthrie
Movement Coach       James Scheffler
Make-Up Designer       Zeph Stewart