TROJAN WOMEN

By Euripides

Translation by Keith Scales

Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon

PRODUCTION NOTES

Set in a mythical bronze age Troy, where the women of the conquered city were now captives to the Greeks, including the infamous Helen, this large scale production followed the traditional Greek theatre form of singing, dancing chorus, the use of masks and high cothurni shoes. Ms. Huffman extended those devices to create a unique and fascinating culture where the women of the city wore two faces: one their own, painted in the style depicted on ancient frescos and the other a neutral mask worn on the back of their head. The back mask allowed the women to hide the depth of their grief and pain from the conquerors who were enslaving them, much as a burka does, giving the production a fascinating look into a distant culture.

 

With haunting music by composer Susan Hurley, Drammy award-winning costumes by Sarah Gahagen and live drums the production was critically acclaimed playing to capacity crowds, including over 2000 students from surrounding schools in the Portland area. 

 

 

CAST

 

Hecuba

Vana O’Brien

 

Cassandra

Ileana Herrin

 

Andromache

Jamie Rea

 

Helen

Lalanya Cameron

 

Chorus Leader/Athena

Ithica Tell

 

Chorus

Nicole Accuardi

Katie Bridges

Clara-Liis Hillier

Greta Pauley

 

Menelaus

Gilberto Martin Del Campos

 

Talthybios

Doren Elias

 

Soldiers

Andy Lee Hillstrom

Andrew Hickman

Kris  Mahoney-Watson

 

Astyanax

Kyle Bezio

 

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Set Design

Torie Van Home

 

Production Manager

Bonnie Toone-Sweeney

 

Assistant Director

Jane Geesman

 

Choregrapher

Stephanie Seaman

 

Composer

Susan Hurley

 

Music Director

Chrisse Roccaro

 

Stage Manager

Echo Brooks

 

Technical Director

Dimitri Pavlatos

 

Video

Will Mahoney-Watson

 

Photographer

Dale Reynolds


 


 


 


 

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