Greek tragedy to play here

DOWNEY - "Troades," the ancient Greek drama by playwright Euripides, will be presented live on stage at the Downey Theatre on Nov. 14.The American Hellenic Council is staging the production, which will be presented in Greek with translation by acclaimed director Michael Kakoylannis. Music by composer Mikis Theodorakis will be used in the play. A complimentary question-and-answer period with the cast will follow. "Troades" (Trojan Women) was originally written by Euripides in Athens around 400 BC and portrays the plight of women and children following the defeat of Troy by the Greek armies as the remaining families of the defeated Trojans are about to be taken away as slaves. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. The play begins at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.americanhellenic.org or call (323) 651-3507.

********** Published: October 16, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 26