(WINDSOR, ON) – Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts has partnered with the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art and Stratford Off The Wall in the creation of the set, props, masks, and armour for WCCA’s upcoming play The Trojan Women.
King Menelaus and the Greeks have fought for the return of his queen, Helen, but the war is over now. The clever deception of the great wooden horse brought the end to the city of Troy.
The men of Troy are all dead, slaughtered in their sleep, and the women are huddled on the shore awaiting their fate. Among them are Queen Hecuba, her daughter the virgin priestess Cassandra, Hector’s widow Andromache, and Helen herself.
Students at WCCA are deep into rehearsals for this moving and poetic play about the aftermath of the 10 long bloody years of the Trojan War. The Trojan Women strips away the heroism of war to expose the raw emotion of those survivors left behind.
It is a beautiful and timely tragedy that still resonates in our modern age.
The Trojan Women, directed by Jeff Marontate, runs February 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7:00pm and Sunday February 18, in the Walkerville Collegiate auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for $10, and $5 for students.