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Troilus and Cressida

February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Admission is by donation and 50% of tickets sold will go towards Edmonton women’s shelter WIN House.


A Play Reading with a Twist

On the beaches at Troy, the black ships of many armies have been pulled ashore. Swift-footed Achilles, sly Ulysses, gigantic Ajax, all of Greece has answered King Agamemnon’s call to arms. His brothers’ wife has been stolen by a Trojan prince, and fair Helen is more than just a woman; she is a theme of honor and renown. After seven years of bloodshed, neither Greece nor Troy can declare victory nor absolute possession of the coveted prize. The stalemate breeds dissention and fuels tempers on both sides yet behind Troy’s high walls, romance blossoms between brave Prince Troilus and his fair Cressida. Can young love conquer bitter hate? Or will it be smothered by the vainglorious forces of honorable war? 

In anticipation of our inaugural full-scale production of Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida next year, the Tiger’s Hearts Collective invites you to a radical, 40-minute adaptation of Homer’s visceral Trojan War epic. Join the all-female company of artists for a post-show discussion surrounding the representation of women on stage and how together we can challenge, reclaim, and reinvent the concept of gender in classical theatre. 

Danielle LaRose | Director & Project Manager
Valerie Planche | Directing Mentor
Morgan Yamada | Fight Director
Jennifer Spencer | Vocal Director
Sam Jeffery | Intimacy Director & Actor
Alex Dawkins | Actor
Laura Raboud | Actor
Iam Coulter | Actor
Sarah Dowling | Actor
Jaimi Reese | Actor
Brann Munro | Actor
Davina Steward | Actor

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February 29, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Nina Haggerty Gallery
9225 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0K6 Canada
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