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PPCC Theatre presents an ancient play with a modern twist and enduring message

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.

Event Details:

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.

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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

Production Team:

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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Media Contacts:

Sarah S. Shaver

PPCC Theatre Department Chair

office:  719-502-3145

cell: 719-304-4118