• Methacton High School’s Warriors Performance Group invites you to their production of Euripides’ The Trojan Women – May 21, 7 PM, MHS

    The Warriors Performance Group uses visual and performing arts to raise awareness about human rights and diversity issues. The United States Congress has twice recognized the group for their work in these areas.

    The evening will also feature Lauren Spiewak. Lauren is the president and founder of Fragile: Beauty for Ashes, a non-profit dedicated to ending human trafficking and restoring dignity to women and girls in northern Africa.

    This powerful production will be presented May 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. Prior to the play, the WPG dance company will be presenting works that celebrate women’s lives, struggles, hopes, and dreams.

    The story takes place in the aftermath of the Trojan War when Paris, a Prince of Troy and son of Hecuba, lured Helen from her husband, Menelaus, King of Sparta. The war raged for ten years and finally ended with the Greek victory against Troy during which the men of Troy, fathers, sons and brothers, had been killed. The women were taken prisoner to be sold into slavery. The story of these women is seen through the eyes of Hecuba, the Queen of Troy who tries to protect the devastated women while she knows that she cannot alter their fate and prophetically declares, “This, too, can be borne, if we must bear it. It is not in the power of humans to make suffering welcome.”

    This is a production whose message should be heard by people of all political persuasions. In addition, it is a spectacular piece of theatre performed by a fine ensemble cast who have created something transcendent. The production is designed to capture the magnitude of the Greek theatre and to communicate an urgency all too familiar to our own time.

    Tickets at $10, contact rwelsh@methacton.org for more information.