The Trojan Women: “Sing for the great city that cries out like a soul”

The Alumnae Theatre Company's Blog

Okay, now it’s time to finally put my thoughts about the opening night (January 20) performance of The Trojan Women down on paper.  Or electronically, or whatever!

Picture this.  The audience came in to a silent theatre, with a man silhouetted on a tall sand dune.  He turned out to be Poseidon (Andrew P. MacMaster), god of the sea.  The once-proud city of Troy has been demolished by the Greeks.  Down at stage left was Hecuba (Molly Thom), the ragged, defeated but still feisty former Queen of Troy, and on the other side of the stage was Hecuba’s crazy daughter Cassandra (Sochi Fried), playing with a pile of flower petals.   On the sand dune below Poseidon was a bunch of black rocks, which magically came to life as the Chorus (Andrea Blakey, Stephanie Carpanini, Suzette McCanny, Katie Ribout, Anne…

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Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

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