Lively City: Tragedy, Books, Opera and More
Two Burnaby students will be taking to the stage in a modern retelling of a classic Greek tragedy.
Morgan Lianne Oehlschlager and Levi Williams are among the cast of Trojan Women, a Douglas College student production running March 20 to 27 at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre.
The play is written by Charles Mee, adapted from the original work by Greek playwright Euripides. It's infused with fragments of texts by intellectuals, artists, war survivors - and even the Kama Sutra and the Geraldo Rivera show.
Trojan Women takes place in the aftermath of the mythological Trojan War, when the city of Troy has been sacked and the women who live there face grim futures as captives of the conquering Greeks.
"This play is harsh, it's intense, and it deals with the senseless savagery of war," says director Thrasso Petras in a press release. "Our theatre students have done a remarkable job of taking the time to process the difficult material in the script and turn it into a performance that will engage and enlighten."
The ensemble cast also includes students Jackson Boudreau, Robyn Crawford, Zoe Frank, Ben Groberman, Thomas Halkes, Mikayla Hart, Allie Melchert, Sarah Mendoza, Kaleigh Skye Almond McDonald, Dan McPeake, Ashley Scigliano and Claire Temple.
The Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre is on the fourth floor north at Douglas College's New Westminster campus, 700 Royal Ave. Tickets are $8 to $12, available through www.ticketsnw.ca or by calling 604-521-5050.
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