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CRY, TROJANS!

(Troilus & Cressida) By The Wooster Group

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  • 18, 19, 20, 21 September
    3pm & 8pm
  • SOTA Studio Theatre

  • $55

    10% discount for students, NSFs and seniors aged 55 and above

    SIFA Shares

    A Conversation with
    Elizabeth LeCompte and
    members of The Wooster Group
    20 September
    SOTA Studio Theatre

 
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CRY, TROJANS!

(Troilus & Cressida) By The Wooster Group

Visionary performance company The Wooster Group presents an unexpected interpretation of William Shakespeare’s enigmatic play set in the Trojan War.

Originally developed in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company for the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival, CRY, TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) has been radically reworked by The Wooster Group under the direction of Elizabeth LeCompte. CRY, TROJANS! reimagines the Trojans as a fictional tribe of Native American “Indians” struggling to assert its dignity against impending doom.

In this 2014 renewed production, the Group uses a distinctly American voice to encounter the language of Shakespeare, evoking the powerfully suggestive and contradictory figure of the American “Indian.” Drawing imagery, speech rhythms, and movements from eclectic sources, the Group portrays a besieged people, the corruption of sincere love and the downfall of a noble hero.

CRY, TROJANS! features the fascinating art of Folkert de Jong who designed the set, props and costumes, the legendary lighting of Jennifer Tipton, the complex sound field of Bruce Odland and performances by Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Koosil-ja, Greg Mehrten, Suzzy Roche, Andrew Schneider, Scott Shepherd, Casey Spooner and Kate Valk.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Wooster Group
Founded and based in New York City since 1975, The Wooster Group is a company of artists who make work for theatre, dance and media under the direction of Elizabeth LeCompte.