Colorado Springs – March 26, 2018 – Pikes Peak Community College presents “The Trojan Women,” a play written 2,400 years ago but performed with a modern twist. That twist -- five female-lead roles and an all-female chorus.
“This play may be ancient but has many keen messages about the repercussions of war, a narrative that continues to infiltrate our culture.” Said Sarah Shaver, PPCC’s Theatre department chair and the play’s director.
After ten years of bloody siege, the Trojan War has finally ended. The Trojan Horse worked, and the Grecian armies were victorious, leaving the slaughtered bodies of husbands, fathers, brothers, sons of Troy in their wake.
The Trojan Women focuses on the survivors of the war, the women of Troy, who await being divvied up as slaves and concubines to the Greek conquerors. Hecuba, former queen of Troy, grieves with the prisoners as one by one, they are dehumanized and separated from their home and loved ones.
A story about the collateral damage and uncomfortable complications of war, this 2,400 year old play written by Euripides, continues to haunt and echo through today. A diverse ensemble of PPCC students, including several Combat Veterans and active service members, join guest artist Barbara Summerville to bring this play to life. There will be a Talkback with the cast and the director following the matinee on April 21.
April 12-14* and 19-21 7:30-9 p.m. (*ASL Interpretation provided by PPCC Interpreting Prep Program students)
Apr 21, 2-4 p.m. matinee. Talkback with cast and director to follow.
Centennial Campus Theater
5675 S Academy Blvd,
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
General admission seating.
We are collecting non-perishable food and toiletries for the PPCC Food Pantry.
Please be aware this production has strong content and may not be appropriate for small children.
More info: ppcc.edu/theatre
Poseidon: Gabriel Espinoza-Lira
Athena: Annie Anderson
Hecuba: Barbara Summerville
Talthybius: Ezyekiel Evans
Cassandra: Hannah Alden McCullough
Agamemnon: Alex Morgan
Andromache: Carmina Paner
Astyanax: Liam Shaver
Menelaus: David Brown
Helen: Ambrosia Feess-Armstrong
Chorus: JoLynn Minns, Alexis Clere, Kira Valimaki, AJ Vafiades, Danielle Sanchez, Roxanne Rankin, Jade Dunham, Isabel Chavez, Viola Shaver, Amanda Foster
Soldiers: Anthony Cramer, Kwamain Hall, Cameron Kozlarek, Trey O’Brien, Mitchel Treible
Director/Theatre Department Chair: Sarah S. Shaver
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Micah Speirs
Translator: Marianne McDonald
Stage Manager: Gabrielle Alonso
Scenic Designer/Build Coordinator: Jack Salesses
Light Designer: Tristan Hilleary
Sound Designer: Ezyekiel Evans
Costume Designer: Ambrosia Feess-Armstrong
Properties Design: Danielle Sanchez, Tristan Hilleary, Puck Moore
Poster Design: Cameron Avis
Playbill Design: Saundra Bouchie
About Pikes Peak Community College
Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPCC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields and its first bachelor degree starting fall 2018. With three campuses, two learning centers and two military education centers, PPCC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to 19,000 students annually.
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Sarah S. Shaver
PPCC Theatre Department Chair