Macbeth + Women of Troy

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Dmae Roberts features two contemporary shows that are adapted from classical works. She talks with Kate Belden of Polymath Art Theatre and their adaption of Macbeth, a Dark Retelling and Jeffrey Puukka who adapted and directs Women of Troy for Play On Words. We’ll hear about the process of making classical works responsive to today. Both shows features domestic abuse and a violence in society. 

(Aired 11am Tues 11/3 on KBOO 90.7FM or always on stagenstudio.com.)

Featured music: Molly Bauckham at HarpMolly.com. 

Screen shot 2015-10-31 at 11.37.06 AMMACBETH, A DARK RETELLING

Synopsis: An uncomfortable look into the Macbeth story with a stark examination of domestic abuse and the culture that supports it. In a world not too unfamiliar with our own, Lady Macbeth strives to make the best of her unfortunate position, a woman locked in a society that has no sympathy for the abuse she suffers. Driven to violence by her unyielding circumstances, she drives her husband to high treason and brings wide spread slaughter to all the land. Only an unlikely hero can salvage what’s left after men have brought about the means for their own destruction.
Trigger Warning: This production will contain triggers regarding Domestic Abuse and Violence.

Run Time: 90 Minutes
Location: Lightbox Kulturhaus (2027 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland OR)
Dates: October 29th, 30th, and November 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th
Curtain: 8:00 PM
Saturday Matinée: 2:00 PM
More info at: Polymath Art Theatre
Price: $20 Recomended Donation

JeffreyPuuka & KateBelden

JeffreyPuuka & KateBelden

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WOMEN OF TROY: A NEW STAGE ADAPTATION OF EURIPIDES’ TALE OF POSTWAR SURVIVAL
 
WORLD PREMIERE November 6 – 21, 2015. ThursdaySaturday
evenings at 7pm. Sundays at 2pm.
All shows are at Lincoln Hall #55 (AKA “The Boiler Room”), on the PSU campus. 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland
TICKETS & INFORMATION: Range: $10 $
Email Inquiries@wotpdx.com for questions.
L t R - WYNEE HU and RICK ZIMMER photo by OBSCURANTIK

L t R – WYNEE HU and RICK ZIMMER photo by OBSCURANTIK

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Women of Troy is contains violent and distressing content

Synopsis: In the dead of night, Troy was massacred. By morning, all men are dead, and the capital burns. The women and children left alive try to cope with the new ‘normal’. The occupying Greek power grapples with the aftershocks of a war that has lasted ten years. Since it premiered in 415 BCE, Euripides’ masterwork has been celebrated as a titan of world literature, and a play of surpassing power and humanitarian worth. This is not the museum’s Greek Play. PoW’s bold new version is not the museum’s Greek play. POW’s contemporary retelling pays homage to civilian victims of conflict, and honors the struggle individual soldiers endure to keep light in their hearts during and after duty.

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