VCDS is pleased to present Trojan Barbie, A Car-Crash Encounter with Euripides’ Trojan Women.
Part contemporary drama, part homage to Euripides’ Trojan Women, this award-winning play blends myth and modern-day warfare. Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist, is captured while on a singles tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient women’s prisoner-of-war camps. There she encounters Hecuba, Cassandra, Polyxena, Andromache, Menelaus, and Helen of Troy, as well as other legendary characters who have been given new life in a world that is neither in the past nor the present.
Poetic, compassionate, and tinged with great warmth and humour, Trojan Barbie is an epic yet modern war story with a most unlikely heroine. This play recasts the fall of Troy against the vivid reality of contemporary warfare. Trojan Barbie combines ancient Greek drama and modern malaise, sex and death, beauty and power, grief and rage. Moreover, this play tells an engrossing story about women and their crucial place in both the past and present. It depicts a part of history that has too often been ignored; moreover, it re-imagines this history and brings it into our modern world an extraordinary new way.
“If you like your live theatre thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and cathartic, then Christine Evans’ ‘Trojan Barbie’… is for you.” – The Huffington Post
– This production features mature themes & contains discussions of sexual violence.
– This production features flashing lights.
Thursday October 29th at 8pm
Friday October 30th at 8pm
Saturday October 31st at 8pm
The Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St W)
Students/Seniors – $10
Adults – $15
Tickets can be purchased at the door or http://www.uofttix.ca/
Lotte: Fateema Miller
Hecuba: Liz McLoughlin
Polly X: Antonia Mappin Kasirer
Cassandra: Joanna Decc
Helen: Sabrina Oudine
Andromache: Emma Tse
Mica: Cy Macikunas
Max: Jacob Levitt
Jorge/Menelaus: Bennett Steinburg
Talthybius: Joshua Kim
Clive/Officer in Blue: Yimeng Sun
Director: Veronika Gribanova
Assistant Director: Maya Wong
Stage Manager: Shashwat Sharma
Costume: Madeleine Long, Sophie Lewycky, and Jennifer Martin
Set: Alexandra Georgelos
Lightning: Abby Palmer & Alyssa DiBattista
Sound: Kevin Yue
Make Up: Chloe Jeong
Choreographer – Paul John Elisha
Fight Choreographer – Emma Keil-Vine
“Trojan Barbie” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.