The Trojan War (2013)

Let me begin this postmortem by saying that I am incredibly proud of our final production of 2013: The Trojan War.  The idea of creating a comprehensive account of this mythic conflict has been with me for years, ever since I read Homer’s Iliad in high school and realized that the Trojan Horse, the most … Continue reading

Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare wrote a play about the Trojan War.  Well, that’s just awesome.   So why is it never performed that often? You know, the ancient pseudo-mythical decade-long conflict that even rivals World War II in pop culture.  Even if you never read Homer’s Iliad or Virgil’s Aeneid, you know the general story.  But the details … Continue reading

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Okay kids.  Today, I’m going to talk to you about rape.  Not in a humorous, belittling way, mind you.  But in an honestly disturbed, “the ending of this play is really fucking weird” sort of way. Proteus tries to rape Silvia, though Valentine leaps out to stop it.  The problem is really what happens next: Proteus makes … Continue reading