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Helen – Ignite! Festival
June 5, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:15pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 7, 2018
An event every week that begins at 9:30pm on Friday, repeating until June 8, 2018
as part of the Ignite! Festival
June 5th – June 8, 2018
Written by Megan Couch
Directed by Madeline Taylor-Gregg
Helen retells the myth of Helen of Troy. It chronicles her struggle to come to terms with the abuse inflicted on her by various men in her life, and with her role as the catalyst of the Trojan War. As she attempts to find agency in the fate imposed on her by the gods, she finds unexpected comfort and solidarity in the support of the prophetess Cassandra and a chorus of five female slaves. Helen explores ideas of agency, guilt, and fear, while asking us why we prioritize men’s stories over women’s, and what we miss when we do so.
Content Warning: Sexual Content, Violent Content.