Trojan Women
McPherson Theatre to Present Trojan Women

February 3, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts will present the ancient Greek tragedy, Trojan Women, Feb. 15 – 19 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20.  All performances will be held at McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington).

Written by Euripides, Trojan Women was first performed in 415 B.C. The play tells the story of the women left standing in the aftermath of the city of Troy’s destruction. Characters from Greek mythology such as Helen of Troy, the god Poseidon and the goddess Athena are also woven into the story. For this production, the School of Theatre will use a translation by Diskin Clay.

Tickets will be available beginning Monday, Feb 7. General admission is $10 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances and $12 for Friday and Saturday performances. Senior tickets are $1 off the regular price, and student tickets are $2 with a valid school ID.

For additional information, or to order tickets, contact the McPherson Theatre box office at (309) 556 – 3232.

Cast Members: Britta Whittenberg (Andromache), Dalton Spalding (Astyanax), Lily Lowell (Athena), Ally Moravec (Hecuba), Brook Trantor (Helen), Marlee Turim (Kassandra), Michael Holding (Menelaos), Andrew Temkin (Poseidon), Parker Wood (Talthybios).  Female Chorus: Angela Jos, Christine Polich, Roz Prickel, Emily Smith, Amy Stockhaus, Allie Torres and Laura Williams. Soldiers: Sean Conley, Michael Holding, Zach Mahler and Andrew Temkin.

Production Team: Tom Quinn (Director), Hallie Zieselman (Scenic/Lighting Designer), Bridget Gavlin (Costume Designer), Antonio Gracias (Sound Designer), Mary K. Holm (Stage Manager).

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181