presented by The Imaginists
Friday-Saturday, January 22-23, 8:00PM
The Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa
and Thursday-Saturday, January 28-30, 8:00PM
A.C.T. The Costume Shop, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco
WarCircus, after Euripides' The Trojan Women, imagines the women of Troy doomed to endlessly perform their own tragedy in a down and out traveling circus. The piece examines the selling of tragedy, the violence of creation, and the paradoxes of performing authenticity and authentically performing in a satirical spectacle of Stanislavskian showmanship.
Come one come all. Tonight and every night. Alive Alive Alive. From out of the Past come the Archetypal Women of Troy: Helen the Beauty, Cassandra the Truth-Teller, Hecuba the Matriarch, Andromache the Rock, Polyxena the Ghost, and the Women of the Chorus, the Time-Travelers. Step right up, ladies and gentlemen. The Women of Troy and their Amazing Traveling Side Show Extravaganza, WarCircus.