Women of Troy
Troy is in ruin. The men, slaughtered. The women, prisoners, recoil behind wire, fearing their fate, longing for death. Memories and prophecies haunt their Queen, Hecuba: hallucinogenic visions of her daughter Cassandra; her grieving daughter-in-law Andromache, and the one mighty woman behind the whole bloody catastrophe, Helen.
Euripides’ timeless play is a brutal tale of Athens’ invasion and enslavement of the people of Melos. In a radical twist for Western theatre it was told not from the perspective of the conquerors, but that of the survivors. Giving voice to the vanquished was a revolution: seizing centre stage from Gods, heroes and Royalty, and claiming it for the displaced.
Archipelago’s fierce new production of Women of Troy, adapted by Tom Wright and Barrie Kosky, with a stellar cast that includes Sarah Peirse, Jane Johnson, Marta Dusseldorp, Angela Mahlatjie and Guy Hooper, directed by Ben Winspear and features a new score by Katie Noonan, libretto by Behrouz Boochani, and community chorus of women and children led by Amanda Hodder.
With displaced people now at record numbers globally, Women of Troy interrogates what we have learned and lost and how, in war, it is the women and children who suffer the most.
Associated talk as part of The Hedberg Talks program
Sat 11 Mar 2023
Ian Potter Recital Hall at The Hedberg
Behrouz Boochani, Journalist, human rights defender, writer, Women of Troy
Prof Kate Darian Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania
Marta Dusseldorp, Producer/Artist, Women of Troy, Archipelago Productions
Free, but registration is essential.
Limited tickets - book early!
Thu 9 Mar at 11am
Stalls and Dress Circle
A Reserve $85 / A Reserve Concession $75
B Reserve $75 / B Reserve Concession $65
C Reserve $60
All gallery seats $60
*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee
70 mins (no interval)
This performance contains extreme language with depictions of violence.
Suitable for ages 15+
Flashing lights at beginning of the performance.
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Auslan (Australian Sign Language) performance and Audio Description Services performance.
Thursday 9 March, 7:30pm
Location, Stalls, Row D 1-4 & Row B 2-4
Thursday 9 March, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
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