NEC Theatre Performs Christine Evans' Trojan Barbie
The New England College Department of Theatre presents Christine Evans’ Trojan Barbie on November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 20 at 3:00 p.m. All performances are held in the Mainstage Theatre in the Science Building on Depot Hill Road in Henniker. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $7 for students, faculty, staff, and seniors, and may be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the box office at 603-428-2382.
Playwright Christine Evans will attend the November 20 performance of Trojan Barbie at New England College and will participate in a “talk back” session with the cast, crew, and audience following the performance.
Lotte has booked herself on a travel and culture tour of modern-day Troy as a respite from her busy doll repair business in England. All seems to be going well until she is suddenly transported back in time to the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. Her living history tour now gone completely awry, Lotte finds herself in the camp of the Trojan women under attack from the Greeks. She is miraculously rescued by the British Embassy in the nick of time just as the Trojan women are about to be enslaved by the Greeks. With a sigh of relief, Lotte returns to her doll repair business only to be confronted by Hecuba, Queen of Troy. In a desperate search for her murdered children, Hecuba has shattered the barriers of time and crosses the threshold of Lotte’s shop in her quest for revenge. Part contemporary drama, part homage to Euripides’ Trojan Women, Trojan Barbie recasts the legendary fall of the city of Troy against the vivid reality of modern warfare.
Trojan Barbie made its world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre. Written by Australian-born playwright Christine Evans, Trojan Barbie received the 2007 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Playwrights First “Plays for the 21st Century” Award, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship in 2009. Evans has received two MacDowell Fellowships and a Fulbright Award in Visual and Performing Arts. She received her MFA in Playwriting and a Ph.D. in Theatrical Performance Studies from Brown University. She lectures in playwriting at Harvard.