Friday, March 16, 2007

Come See The Trojan Women

Euripides wrote this powerful Greek tragedy back in 415 BC and it is still as HOT and relevant as ever. It kind of sucks actually. You would think that by now we would have figured out how to avoid war, destruction and the murder of innocents but alas, no such luck.

If you are in the mood for some delicious ancient Greek tragedy (and as an added bonus, you get to see me in a burka!), come see The Trojan Women playing at Champlain College:

March 23 - 25, 29– 31: "The Trojan Women"
Champlain Theatre presents “The Trojan Women.” The images are too familiar: an old woman wailing over the corpse of her infant grandson; an adolescent girl sexually abused by a group of male soldiers; a city on fire, its towers crumbled, as the few survivors huddle together in fear and helplessness.

Euripides wrote "The Trojan Women" in 415 B.C.E. and sadly the very images he conjures of women as victims of war ring as true today as they did nearly 2,500 years ago. Intensely emotional, this great Greek tragedy will be brought to life by Champlain Theatre in a technically bare-bones production under the direction of Eric Ronis.

Performed in Champlain College’s Alumni Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets: $14 for general admission; $5 for Champlain students with I.D. Call 651-5962 to reserve tickets.

And now listen to me blab all about it (and draw some ties to the war in Iraq and Cindy Sheehan):

There is this line in the play, "What can one woman do against the might of the Greek army?" and it ALWAYS reminds me of John Nichols in STVT11 recounting the significance of the seemingly insignificant actions of ONE woman named Cindy Sheehan in August of 2005, "They tell us our activism means nothing because they don't want us to be active."

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