News & Events
April 12, 2010
TheatreUNCA will stage the classic Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women," April 21-25. The show will be held on the Reynolds Green lawn, located in front of Carol Belk Theatre. Curtain is 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Rain date is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25. All shows are free and open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Written by Euripides in 415 B.C.E., "The Trojan Women" follows the fate of four women after the city of Troy falls to the Greeks at the end of the Trojan War, including Helen, the legendary cause of the war. The surviving women face not only the death of their families, but futures as slaves and concubines. "The Trojan Women" shows the courage and determination required to live in the aftermath of a brutal and destructive war. As in ancient Greece, the performers will present the play outdoors and wearing masks.
The production features UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of Drama Rob Berls in his directorial debut. The UNC Asheville student cast includes junior Jake Bowden, senior Rachel Gordon, junior Katherine Lancaster, freshman Katherine Palm, senior Bridget Patterson and senior Cole Pettus. Designers include junior Sydney DeBriel on costumes, sophomore Rhiannon King on set and senior Tay Newbold on masks.
TheatreUNCA's production of "The Trojan Women" is sponsored by HomeTrust Bank.
For more information, call UNC Asheville's Drama Department at 828/251-6610.