Presented by the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
After Charles Mee, adapted and directed by Steven Mitchell Wright
Based on the classic Greek text by Euripides, The Trojan Women: A love story takes us into the ruined city of Troy, reimagined as a contemporary war zone.
The men have been killed and now the women await their fate at the hands of the invaders.
The Trojan Women is a heartrending portrayal of the aftermath of the Trojan War, as well as a penetrating depiction of the barbaric behaviour of Euripides own countrymen towards the women and children of the people they overcame in war.
The Trojan women around whom the play revolves are extraordinary characters: the weary, tragic old queen Hecuba, the young, holy virgin and seer, Cassandra; the proud and noble Andromache, the beautiful, scheming Helen and Queen Dido, first queen of Carthage.
The Trojan Women explores love, sex, power and violence and asks us to imagine a world where women are in charge!
Directed by Brisbane’s premier theatrical provocateur Steven Mitchell Wright (The Danger Ensemble), this will be an explosive experience for all the senses, showcasing the brave and brilliant young artists from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) Acting program.
Photo by Dylan Evans