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HSA Theatre Alliance Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN

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HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. Award-winning director and Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director Alfred Preisser directs the play, which is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday for four weeks, beginning February 24 - March 19 at the HSA Theatre, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10030.

Originally set after the fall of the ancient city of Troy, this modern version occurs in the here and now - in a big city much like New York. The Trojan Women, the sole survivors of a ruined community, the spoils of an endless war that has resulted in the extermination of their men, await their fate at the hands of their conquerors. The looming question becomes - which conquering hero will claim them for their inevitable enslavement?

The play has especially deep meaning in the current global landscape, in which civil wars and bitter religious strife continually threaten the liberty and safety of women.

"The most important aspect of what we're doing with this production is engaging teen actors alongside professional actors, and exploring global women's rights issues through the lens of Greek tragedy," said director AlfRed Presser. "It's extremely visceral material. I've been consistently amazed, and deeply moved, by how far and how true the emotional connections are drawn by these young performers in this version of Trojan Women," he added.

Bringing together a technically skilled cast of students and working actors has resulted in some unintended but welcomed surprises that heightens the natural tension expressed in this timeless tragedy.

Tickets for The Trojan Women are currently available by going to http://hsatrojanwomen.brownpapertickets.com.

Ticket prices are:

$15 (for groups)

$15 (students & seniors)

$20 (general admission - advance)

$25 (general admission - door)


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