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The Trojan War Project:
A Trilogy of Plays about
the Trojan War

A Collaboration with
Prague Shakespeare Company
Music composed by Patrick Neil Doyle
Co-Directed by Guy Roberts and
Rebecca Greene Udden

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Performances
March 2 – April 20, 2019

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Tickets on sale November 5.

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Main Street Theater and Prague Shakespeare Company have been collaborating since 2012.

Hecuba and The Trojan Women
Troilus and Cressida

These productions offer Shakespeare’s and Euripides’ unique perspective of the Trojan War and examine humanity’s unshakable attraction to love, violence, destruction and chaos. For centuries the triumphs and struggles of Helen, Achilles, Hecuba, Ulysses and the heroes and heroines of the Bronze Age have inspired, shocked and warned us of the horrors of war and the consequences of destructive human behavior. Troilus and Cressida and Hecuba and The Trojan Women will play in repertory.

Hecuba and The Trojan Women
By Euripides
Adapted by Guy Roberts from Euripides’ plays Hecuba and The Trojan Women

Euripides’ harrowing look at the aftermath of the Trojan War. With Rebecca Greene Udden as Hecuba, Jessica Boone as Athena, and Guy Roberts as Hector.

Troilus and Cressida
By William Shakespeare
Modern English translation by Lillian Groag
Commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s gripping look at year seven of the Trojan War in a new modern English language translation of Troilus and Cressida by Lillian Groag, produced in association with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare project. With Guy Roberts as Neptune and Jessica Boone as Athena.

Lillian Groag is half Italian and half Viennese. She was born in Argentina, raised in Argentina and Uruguay, and has resided in the United States since coming to Chicago for college in the early 1960’s. Ms. Groag works in the theatre as an actress, playwright and director. Her acting credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, Mark Taper Forum, and regional theatres throughout the country. She has directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mark Taper Forum’s Taper Too, New York City Opera, Seattle Repertory, and many more. Her plays The Ladies Of The Camellias, The White Rose (AT&T award for New American Plays), The Magic Fire (Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays), Menocchio and Midons have been produced variously by the Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory, Denver Center, The Shaw Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory, the Asolo Theatre, and more. Abroad: Mexico City, Junges Theatre in Bonn, Landesbuhne Sachsen-Anhalt in Eisleben, Shauspielhaus in Wuppertal, Hessisches Landestheater in Marburg, Shauspielhaus in Stuttgart, Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, (National Tour) in Italy, and Tokyo. She has done translations and adaptations of Lorca, Feydeau, Musset, Marivaux and Molnàr, produced at the Guthrie, the Mark Taper Forum Taper II, and Missouri Rep (now Kansas City Rep). She is an Associate Artist of the Old Globe Theatre. Upcoming projects: A Nervous Splendour, adaptation, from Frederic Morton’s book, Flypaper, new play. Master’s and PhD degrees from Northwestern University in Romance Languages and Literature, Theatre Thesis, and an Honorary PhD from Lake Forest College.

An Iliad
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Based on Homer's Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles

Main Street will bring back this genuinely epic production for a very limited run in connection with The Trojan War Project.

Back from the frontlines in an empty theater, The Poet spins a tale of unquenchable rage, quarrelsome gods, and grieving widows with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity. Featuring Guy Roberts as the Poet and Jessica Boone and Fanette Ronjat as the Muses.

Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

 

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The Liberty Group

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

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