TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

By William Shakespeare

ICAP Theatre

PRODUCTION NOTES

Shakespeare's riff on the Trojan War was updated to a contemporary world, set in a mythical Middle Eastern country for this ICAP workshop production. It is a man's world and women are merely the bargaining chips that they use to make deals.  Pandarus ( film, TV and theatre actor Carlos Carrasco) will go to any length to set his niece up with the Trojan King's youngest son, Troilus. It is important that he get back into good graces with the ruling family since his family became traitors going over to the Greeks and his survival depends on it.

 

Cressida, however, is reluctant to give up the one bargaining chip she has, her virginity, even though she is in love with the sexy young man. Troilus is lusting to bed her but in the end, he lacks the guts to tell his family that he has fallen for a woman of low birth. With an ongoing and brutal war raging, politics and family disagreements on both sides taking front and center, the vagaries of love are left in the dust and the fallout for Cressida is brutal and heartbreaking. Performed with an international cast in three languages: English, Hindu, and Italian.

 

 

CAST

 

Andromache

Rita Ajuha

 

Achilles

Andrew Amani

 

Nestor

*William Bassett

 

Cassandra

Sarah Bogatti

 

Thersites

*Weston Blakesley

 

Pandarus

*Carlos Carrasco

 

Cressida

Tracy Drolet

 

Diomedes

John Fairbairn

 

Ajax

Benjamin Hall

 

Paris

Chase Korte

 

Agamemnon

*Michael Keith Morgan

 

Helenus

Masashi Odate

 

Troilus

Nick Ortega

 

Menelaus

Mills Pierre

 

Ulysses

*Nick Salamon

 

Patroclus

Collin Sutton

 

Hector

*Amol Shah

 

Aneas

Carlos Tesoro

 

Helen

Kerri Yoder

 

Trojan Women

Tania Getty

Jai Khalsa

Morgan Lariah

Sarah Kay Peters


 

*Member of Actors Equity Association

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Stage Manager

Nick Daue

 

Set Designer

John Fairbairn

Collin Sutton

 

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Sound Designer

Kevin O’Reilly

 

Lighting Designer

Nick Daue