From the classic by Euripides. Adapted by David Grote.
Cast: 4m., 12w. The powerless but still defiant women of the defeated city of Troy—now the spoils of war—wait for the Greeks to decide their fate. Originally written by Euripides as a blazing protest against the way Athens treated the rights of women in such circumstances, this play, despite its ancient origins, concerns human dignity. The play, completely in prose, is poetic but the language is direct and simple. Bare stage. Approximate running time: 30 minutes.