First-Year Showcase: “The Trojan Women”
First-year theatre students perform in their first Adelphi production.
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
The first-year students of the Department of Theatre take the stage for the first time as part of their training in this workshop.
In the wake of their devastating defeat, the women of Troy, all now widows, wait on the beach below the ravaged city to be claimed by their Greek conquerors as slaves and concubines. Though the war is over, exile and degradation lie ahead and the fates of these women, including Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, the doomed, mad prophetess, and her daughter-in-law Andromache, widow of the great Hector, are still in the balance.