March 17, 2014
Trojan Women will be performed by students in Bakersfield College’s Department of Performing Arts on April 4-6 and 11-13. All shows start at 8 p.m. Trojan Women is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, who was one of the three great Athenian tragic dramatists of the fifth century. Trojan Women was first performed in 415 B.C., and is an anti-war play set at the end of the Trojan War.
“Trojan Women is one of the most powerful indictments of war and the arrogance of power ever written. The story is played out before the ruined walls of Troy, and is a grim recounting of the murder of the innocent, the desecration of shrines, and the enslavement of women in the defeated city,” said Kim Chin, director. “This performance reveals the futility of war fought for essentially frivolous reasons.”
All performances begin at 8 p.m. and gates open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Bakersfield College’s performance of Trojan Women are $3.50 for students/staff/seniors/military and $5.50 for general admission, and will be available at the door. For more information, please call Kimberly Chin at 395-4388.