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|Refugee Voices and Euripides’ The Trojan Women
Multi Ethnic Theater at the Royce Gallery Playhouse
Mariposa @ Harrison in San Francisco
8 pm Thu /Fri / Sat -- 2 pm Sun
Photos by Lewis Campbell
In the prologue actors read
the actual words of modern
day refugees, Esperanza
War Correspondent (Joanna Mahaffy)
and God of the Sea, Poseidon
(Federico Edwards) plan destruction of
Helen of Troy (Joanna Mahaffy) pleads for
her life with the husband she abandoned,
General Menelaus (Federico Edwards).
Ex-queen Hecuba (Marjorie Crump-Shears) watches her mad Daughter
Cassandra (Lily Tung-Crystal) as the Greek Lieutenant Talthybus (Vernon
Medearis) looks on.
Ex-queen Hecuba (Marjorie Crump-Shears) kneels as four fellow captives try to
comfort her (Marsha van Broek, Esperanza Catubig, Marjan Safa and Lauren Jiang)
Ex-queen Hecuba (Marjorie Crump-Shears) joins the suffering of Andromache
(Heather Lukens) who will lose her son Astyanax (Cole Crystal) as a Young Girl
(Lauren Jiang) and a Guard (Michael Mallory) look on.
Ex-queen Hecuba (Marjorie Crump-Shears) prepares her grandson for burial
with the help of four fellow captives (Marsha van Broek, Esperanza Catubig,
Marjan Safa and Lauren Jiang)
NOTE: Marjorie Crump-Shears, Lily Tung-Crystal, and Esperanza Catubig are Actors' Equity Association members.