Ancient Story of Trojan Women Illuminates Modern Truths
The Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest presents Euripides’ classic drama Troades (Trojan Women) October 2 at HBU’s Dunham Theater
Houston, TX – August 25, 2009 – Written in 415 BC, Euripides’ drama Troades (Trojan Women) tells a timeless story which eloquently demonstrates the futility of war, a topic all too relevant in contemporary times. The Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest will bring an all-new staging of this powerful drama to Houston on Friday, October 2, 7:30pm, at Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Theater, 7502 Fondren Rd.
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It has been said that the mark of a classic work of art is its ability to speak meaningfully to successive generations. If this is indeed the case, then Troades (Trojan Women) certainly meets this qualification, transcending its own time to provide a salient message to modern viewers. Houston audiences will have a rare opportunity to hear the work performed in Greek and English, with English hyper titles projected above the stage. The English translation is provided by Michalis Kakoyiannis.
Troades (Trojan Women) is produced by The Theatre Scheme of Leonidas Loizides from Athens, Greece. This company, renowned for its interpretations of Greek classics, will present the play in an innovative new staging which highlights the power of Euripides’ words. The music will be drawn from Mikis Theodorakis’ score for the 1965 film Troades.
Euripides (480 BC – 406 BC) is considered the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, along with Aeschylus and Sophocles. Hailed for his numerous contributions to the dramatic arts, Euripides is recognized as one of the first authors to portray strong, intelligent female characters in his works. Troades (Trojan Women), the final tragedy in a trilogy of plays dealing with the Trojan War, is a prime example of this particular facet of his creative genius.
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Troades (Trojan Women) is presented by the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest in partnership with Houston Baptist University.