Playwriting

ESCAPE FROM TROY

A site-specific, multidisciplinary drama.  Composer Nic Gotham. One male actor, one male singer, four female actors, one child, a choir, a marching band, one beach.

Premiere 2004, directed by Baņuta Rubess, produced by the New Theatre Institute as part of the European festival SEAS, on the beach in Karosta, Liepaja, Latvia.

The script combined selections from The Trojan Women by several Greek authors, a play rarely, if ever, produced in Latvian, with the oral history of Latvian refugees from World War II. Hecuba, Andromache, Astyanax and Cassandra arrive on a beach, fleeing from the Greeks. They know they have lost everything, but perhaps they can escape?

Available on DVD with English subtitles, produced by Latvian National Television.

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