Indian River’s Theatre Department Presents: Trojan Women

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Elizabeth Cotter

This year the Indian River Drama Club’s fall production is Trojan Women. The play is based on a tragedy written by the Greek playwright Euripides in 415 BC. It will be performed on October 17th at 7 pm, October 18th at 7 pm, and October 19th at 2 pm and 7 pm. Daniel Johnson, a Junior who is playing Poseidon, tells me “The cast this year is very productive. I have high hopes for this show.”

Trojan Women depicts the aftermath and horror of war, specifically the Trojan War. The play follows the lives of the women of Troy whose husbands were killed and their lives torn apart because of the Greek’s attack on Troy after Helen leaves her husband Menelaus to go to Troy with a handsome prince, Paris.

It’s about the remaining families lives before they are taken away as slaves to the Greeks. Nikki Marshall, a Senior who is playing Andromache, says “Trojan Women will be my last drama club production. It has been great working with the cast and directors. The rehearsal process has been greatly enjoyable and I hope everyone enjoys the show.”

The whole crew has been working extremely hard to do everything from learning their lines to finalizing the costumes to getting that last piece of set painted. The props are looking very well put together. Abigail Widrick, a Senior this year who is the Costume Manager, says “It’s been a lot of fun to work with Ms. Myers and the rest of the crew.” Trojan Women has extremely great potential and many people are looking forward to attending the play.