Category: The Trojan Women

The Trojan Women bring the tears!

The Trojan Women bring the tears!

What an emotional run for the cast and crew of The Trojan Women! MCCT could not have performed this show without the support from local artists, writers, and businesses. Special thanks to Oddball Fermentables, Oliver Winery, and Monroe County Martial Arts for their contributions!

The Herald Times wrote a preview AND a review for The  Trojan Women. You can find a copies of the preview and review HERE.

What did you think of the show? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

The cast is in place for 2017’s opening show, Jean Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women. Director Jennifer Whitaker is very proud of this great cast, which includes actors from all of MCCT’s 2016 productions.  We also welcome back set designer Leah Lee (Macbeth, Lysistrata), costume designer Shannon Pilrose (Macbeth, It’s a Wonderful Life), choreographer Yolanda Valdivia, and our music team: Jason Lopez, Mary Emma Heaps, Nic Newby, and Brant Hughes.

Meet the players below:

Poseidon                              Roy Sillings

Athena                                  Katelin Hope Vesely

Hecuba                                 Becky Stapf

Odune                                   Emily Bedwell

Cassandra                            Gwen Livesay

Andromache                        Tayler Fischer

Helen                                     Maria Roncalli

Talthybios                            Steve Heise

Menelaus                              Steve Scott

 

Chorus

Janet Templeton-Heise

Anna Hughes

Dianne Shewmaker

Nancie Eagan

Jody Black

Mary Carpenter

Maryann Iaria

Mary Emma Heaps

Ashley Hash

 

Soldiers

Pip Chamberlain

Parker

 

Tickets on Sale for The Trojan Women

Tickets on Sale for The Trojan Women

Ready for some intense drama? Tickets for MCCT’s production of Euripides’ The Trojan Women adapted by Jean-Paul Sartre are now on sale HERE!!

Show dates are April 6 – 8 at 6:45pm

& April 9 at 3pm

At Blockhouse Bar (formerly Blockhouse Bloomington)!

Tickets are $12/each; no one under 21 yrs old will be admitted.

We will be accepting donations on behalf of Middle Way House throughout the run of The Trojan Women.

Join us for a memorable night of theatre!


This show made possibly with donations from Oddball Fermentables, Monroe County Martial Arts, and Oliver Winery.

The Trojan Women tickets go on sale 3/27!

The Trojan Women tickets go on sale 3/27!

MCCT is proud to present Euripides’ The Trojan Women adapted by Jean-Paul Sartre:

April 6 – 8 at 6:45pm

& April 9 at 3pm

At Blockhouse Bar (formerly Blockhouse Bloomington)

Tickets will go on sale March 27, 2017 HERE.

Tickets are $12/each; No one under 21 yrs will be admitted to the evening shows.

The Trojan Women follows the fate of the women of Troy after their city has been attacked, their husbands killed, and as their remaining family members are being enslaved. The show focuses on the Trojan queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, her daughter-in-law Andromache, and the infamous Helen of Troy.

The play’s antiwar message and examination of personal responsibility, misogyny, female agency, and the cruel aftermath of war resonate as strongly today as they did over 2,000 years ago. This richness of theme and text is enhanced by the existentialist condemnation of Asian colonialism brought to the work by Sartre’s adaptation.

MCCT’s production of The Trojan Women will be staged “in the round” with audience members on 3 sides of the stage. Our production will also include 8 original musical pieces adapted from the script and inspired by music from the Ancient World.

Join us at Blockhouse Bar for a memorable night of theatre! Refreshments will be on sale, including wine and beer during the evening shows. Don’t miss out on this classic Greek tragedy!


This show made possibly with donations from Oddball Fermentables, Monroe County Martial Arts, and Oliver Winery.

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trojan Women

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trojan Women

The cast is in place for 2017’s opening show, Jean Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women. Director Jennifer Whitaker is very proud of this great cast, which includes actors from all of MCCT’s 2016 productions.  We also welcome back set designer Leah Lee (Macbeth, Lysistrata), costume designer Shannon Pilrose (Macbeth, It’s a Wonderful Life), choreographer Yolanda Valdivia, and our music team: Jason Lopez, Mary Emma Heaps, Nic Newby, and Zilia Balkansky-Sellés.

Meet the players below:

Poseidon                              Roy Sillings

Athena                                  Katelin Hope Vesely

Hecuba                                 Becky Stapf

Odune                                   Emily Bedwell

Cassandra                            Gwen Livesay

Andromache                        Tayler Fischer

Helen                                     Maria Roncalli

Talthybios                            Steve Heise

Menelaus                              Steve Scott

 

Chorus

Janet Templeton-Heise

Anna Hughes

Dianne Shewmaker

Nancie Eagan

Jody Black

Mary Carpenter

Maryann Iaria

Mary Emma Heaps

Ashley Hash

 

Soldiers

Pip Chamberlain

John Hash

Support MCCT and The Trojan Women

Support MCCT and The Trojan Women

The opening show for Monroe County Civic Theater’s 2017 season is Jean Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women (directed by Jennifer Whitaker). This famous greek tragedy tells the story of what happens to the women of Troy once the city falls and their fates are left to the whims of the conquering Greek armies. The play’s antiwar message and examination of personal responsibility, misogyny, female agency and the cruel aftermath of war resonate as strongly today as they did over 2000 years ago.

Help us to make this dark tragedy beautiful, meaningful and outstanding by donating to the show’s budget.

Donate to MCCT through PayPal using either your PayPal account or debit/credit card:


We are also selling ads in our program. We are very grateful for the support from local businesses!  Ads are $40 for a quarter page, $60 for a half page, and $80 dollars for a full page. To arrange for an ad, please send an email with the subject “ATTN: Jennifer” to trojanwomen2017@gmail.com.

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trojan Women

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Trojan Women

Auditions for Sartre’s adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women (directed by Jennifer Whitaker) will be held on Sunday December 11th from 2-4 and Saturday December 17th from 2-5 at the Monroe County Public Library.

Auditions on the 11th will be in Meeting Room 214. Auditions on the 17th will be in Meeting Room 1C.  You must be 21 or older to audition.

No need to prepare a monologue as sides from the script will be provided. For chorus roles, please prepare a short acapella singing piece. Also, if you play an instrument, in particular flute or percussion, please let us know during auditions. We will be composing original music for the chorus and playing it live during the show.

Rehearsals will begin with table reading on January 28th with performances on March 30th and 31st & April 1st and 2nd 2017 at Blockhouse Bloomington.

If you are interested in crew, primarily stage management & set and costume design and construction, please come to one of the auditions to meet with the director Jennifer Whitaker.

Warning: this show is a very dark tragedy, dealing with disturbing themes and imagery including war and sexual assault. Adult language & violence warnings as well. No one under 21 will be cast or admitted to performances

Also, please note that the roles of Cassandra, Menelaus, Poseidon and Talythybios have already been cast.

Roles Available:

Athena, Goddess of War and Wisdom – Female, age range late 30’s – early 50’s

Hecuba, Queen of Troy – Female, age range mid 50’s to early 70’s

Andromache, widowed Princess of Troy – Female, age range late 20’s to late 30’s

Helen of Troy – Female, age range early to late 20’s

Odune, leader of the Chorus – Femalel, age range late 30’s to early 60’s

Female Chorus (11 roles) – all age ranges (over 21)

Come out and join us for the first show of the 2017 season!