Troilus and Cressida

troilus and Cressida
BY: William Shakespeare
DIRECTED BY Alexandra Gomez and Jefferson Reardon
PERFORMING June:  4,5, 6, 11, 12, 13, & 14

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. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6 PM
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 6 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 4 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 6 PM
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 6 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 4 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4 PM

All performances are at Summit Rock in Central Park (B/C to American Museum of Natural History/81st street).
Admission is FREE, no tickets necessary.

Directed by Alexandra Gomez and Jefferson Reardon

Stage Manager: Rebecca Hoi
Production Manager/Volunteer Coordinator: Emily Thaler
Fight Director: Rob Aronowitz
Intimacy Director: Rob Aronowitz
Cultural Dramaturg: Alexandra Haddad
Props: Samantha Gronwoldt
Assistant Stage Manager: Julia Brzezicki

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Artwork (c) Bill Gerdts