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Hecuba
Hecuba

Hecuba

Pangea World Theater is pleased to present Hecuba by Marina Carr, a compelling reimagining of the aftermath of the Fall of Troy — “a tense and chilling portrayal of the aftermath of war” (Entertainment.ie). Hecuba will be on stage at The Southern Theater from April 5-21.

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Apr 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Minneapolis, 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA

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“The violence lies in Carr’s language, shocking and extraordinarily vivid: we almost hear the buzzing of carrion flies, smell the stench of carnage.”

The Times ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This is a play about persuasion and Carr has imbued the characters’ rhetoric with passion and a brisk immediacy”

The Evening Standard  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hecuba "teases out the barbaric aftermath of the fall of Troy, while also presenting it as a metaphor for the modern day plight of those dispossessed by warfare – especially women and children."

The Stage ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A beautiful, terrifying, almost uncannily eloquent play.”

The Independent ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pangea World Theater is pleased to present Hecuba by Marina Carr, a compelling reimagining of the aftermath of the Fall of Troy — “a tense and chilling portrayal of the aftermath of war” (Entertainment.ie). Hecuba will be on stage at The Southern Theater from April 5-21.

In the aftermath of the fall of Troy, Agamemnon, the victor, locks horns with Hecuba, the vanquished queen. Both have suffered intimate loss — the sacrifice of a daughter, the murder of a son. In Marina Carr’s bold engagement with Euripides (‘the most intensely tragic of all poets’ — Aristotle) there’s a demand for further bloodshed. In a brilliant display of ventriloquism the drama weaves threads of inconsolable rage and grief with fate, revenge and inevitable carnage. It explores the shreds of duty and honour as well as the terrible deeds hatred breeds as it touches bravely on Hecuba’s heroic nature and ‘the endless tears of women’.

The Hecuba ensemble includes Suzanne Victoria Cross, Ankita Ashrit, Anne Guadagnino, Matthew Saxe, Ernest Briggs, Tyler Stamm, J. Antonio Teodro, and Neel Shah,. Director Dipankar Mukherjee’s artistic team features lighting design by Mike Grogan, set design by Orin Herfindal, costume design by Mary Ann Kelling, composition, live music and sound design by Bethany Lacktorin, assistant direction by Sir Curtis Kirby III, with stage management by Cassi Henning.

“As artists in Pangea, we are in search of understanding the complexity of the time we live in. Marina Carr’s adaptation of Hecuba opens one portal to our current truth. Mythology holds many answers, many secrets. Myth is the repository of truths, both spoken and unspoken. It is up to us to learn from them. In our search for collective accountability, moments are marked when our conscience is put on trial, as during the current moment. This can be covered up with the dust of rhetoric but the truth never fails to stare at our face. Hecuba asks us — can we salvage our humanity when women and children’s bodies are weaponized in the name of war anywhere in the world?” said Pangea’s Mukherjee.

Tickets:  $18-$35 sliding scale, $15 for students, group rate available

Box Office: bit.ly/PangeaHecuba

Information: pangeaworldtheater.org

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