Women of Troy

Description: Troy Tags: TroyProduction: Women of Troy
Story: Based on Euripides' Trojan Women
Directed by: Thys Heydenrych
Venue: Wynand Mouton Theatre


Dates and times:
17 May 2017 at 19h30
18 May 2017 at 19h30
19 May 2017 at 19h30


Age restriction: 16L



R 40.00 per person
R 30.00 for students, scholars
R 25.00 for pensioners

Bookings:  Computicket

Women of Troy,
based on Euripides’ “Trojan Women”, dramatizes the conditions of the Trojan women after the devastating Trojan War. All the men of Troy are dead, slaughtered, and the women, who watched their husbands and children die fighting, are the spoils of war. 

Women of Troy is Euripides’ reflection on the war from 415 B.C., a time when Athens was engaging in one devastating military conflict after another. His play is full of blame and bloodshed, and vibrates with relevance, resonating current affairs in our country and abroad: the American presidential election; Anti-Trump protests; SA’s junk status; #FeesMustFall protests; farm killings; #ZumaMustFall protests; kill-the-farmer-kill-the-boer; mass protests in Venezuela against President Maduro; Greek protests over Syrian refugees; Brexit; SA school children wreaking havoc in protests against the Department of Basic Education and the list continues. 

Women of Troy tells the story of Queen Hecuba who takes stock of the defeated Troy. Her son Hector has been killed by Achilles, and his widow, Andromache, is left to raise their son, Astyanax, alone. Hecuba's daughter, Cassandra, driven mad by her visions is eager to meet her Greek master, and Helen of Troy tries to reconcile with her power hungry husband Menelaus, who is eager to kill her. All the woman are waiting to hear to which Greek general they will be shipped off to as a concubine. 

This powerful, riveting play takes a look at what happens after the world collapses. “Woman of Troy”, directed by Thys Heydenrych, runs from 17 - 19 May 2017 in the Wynand Mouton theatre, 19:30. Tickets available at Computicket.   

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