Hawaii Shakespeare Festival: Troilus and Cressida
After years of fighting, the Trojan War has reached a standstill. The Greek forces are demoralized and on the verge of open rebellion. The Trojans have grown so used to war that some of their warriors are thinking more of love and less of battle. One such Trojan is Troilus, who has fallen in love from afar with the beautiful, witty Cressida. The tongue tied young man employs Cressida's aunt, Pandara, to arrange an assignation between the two young lovers.
Meanwhile, among the Greeks, Ulysses has decided to confront their soldiers' unrest by humiliating the de facto leader of the dissension, Achilles. Achilles spends all day lounging around with his lover, Patroclus, and refuses to go to battle Ulysses plots to make the Greek soldiers esteem the oafish Ajax over the intractable Achilles in the hopes that it will motivate the later into taking up arms.
However, when Cressida is traded to the Greeks for a Trojan prisoner of war and when Patroclus meets with a violent end, things turn deadly for Trojan and Greek alike.
Starring Alvin Chan as Troilus, Lacey Perrine Chu as Cressida, Moses Goods as Achilles and Jonathan Clarke Sypert as Hector.
The ARTS at Marks Garage (View)
1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817
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