Troilus and Cressida

troilus and Cressida
BY: William Shakespeare
DIRECTED BY Alexandra Gomez and Jefferson Reardon

2020 Virtual Reading

Barefoot Shakespeare was thrilled to present our first ever virtual performance May 16 & 17 2020. Visit our Facebook page for the recordings of the performances.

Set in 1952, against the backdrop of the Korean War, this production of Shakespeare’s
Troilus and Cressida is a darkly comedic exploration of one of his lesser known tragedies and a gleeful skewering of the humanity, misogyny, boredom and romance that come from being trapped in a conflict with no clear resolution. Using the Trojan war as a vehicle for an allegorical re-telling of the Korean War, Troilus and Cressida begins in the middle of the ten year Trojan War where Greeks and Trojans are deadlocked over conflicting claims to Helen of Troy, the wife of Spartan king Menelaus. Blood has been shed on both sides of the war and neither side intends to yield to the demands of the other. 

Directed by Alexandra Gomez and Jefferson Reardon

Starring (in alphabetical order): DeAnna Choi, Nicky Fraebel, Nick Marchetti, Amy Pan, Charles Pang, Anuj Parikh, Clinton Powell, Jefferson Reardon, Joshua Rubenstein, Patrick Sweeney, Emily Thaler, Eirene Tuakora, Thomas Vorsteg, Amanda Whiteley, Arden Winant, and Jinho Woo

*Please note as this is a story about sex and war, there will be adult themes in this show.
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Artwork (c) Bill Gerdts