Title

Hecuba

Year of production

2013

Dates of production

Oct 23-Nov 2, 2013

Director(s)

Andrea J. Dymond

Theater company type

Academic

University

Columbia College

Department

Theater Department

Play author (as advertised)

Euripides

Primary ancient source

Euripides

Translator(s)

William Arrowsmith

Language(s)

English

Notes

An epic tale of loss and revenge. At the start of the war King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy send their youngest son, Polydorus, to an ally and friend for sanctuary. Ten years later Troy has fallen, Priam is dead and dethroned Hecuba is forced to sacrifice her daughter. When her beloved son’s body is washed ashore Hecuba is driven to exact punishment. The Trojan War represents the loss of civility, decency, mercy and ultimately, humanity that all wars engender.

Street

72 E. 11th Street

City

Chicago