ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents
April 17 - 21, 2013
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(BOSTON) The third season of acclaimed international theatre programming by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage continues with SITI Company’s production of Trojan Women, April 17 - 21, 2013 at The Paramount Center Mainstage (559 Washington St. in Boston’s Theatre District). Tickets, from $25 –$75, are on sale now atwww.artsemerson.org or by phone at 617-824-8400.
Among the greatest of all anti-war dramas, Trojan Women meditates on the moments of individual choice that separate death and life, despair and hope, future and past. In the ruins of their burning city, the royal women of Troy—still mourning the slaughter of their husbands and sons—await enslavement and exile. In this contemporary adaptation by Jocelyn Clarke, characters such as Odysseus who were formerly seen but not heard appear, and live original music underscores the timeless tale. Acclaimed director Anne Bogart and her SITI Company return to ArtsEmerson after last spring’s Café Variations with this vital production of Euripides’ classic.
SITI Company's production of Trojan Women was commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum and first presented at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California, in September, 2011.
SITI Company is an ensemble-based theatre, founded by Anne Bogart and Japanese theatre artist Tadashi Suzuki. SITI has received American Theatre Wing, Elliot Norton and Obie awards, among many others. Bogart is a 2012 Doris Duke artist and the recipient of two Obie Awards and a Bessie Award, as well as Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. Bogart also runs the Graduate Directing Program at Columbia University.
April 17—21, 2013
Created and performed by SITI Company
Directed by Anne Bogart
Adapted by Jocelyn Clarke (after Euripides)
Paramount Center Mainstage
Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Recommended for ages 14 and up
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m.
ArtsEmerson was established by Emerson College to program the beautifully restored 590-seat Paramount Mainstage; the versatile, intimate Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre (“The Jackie”), which can seat up to 150 people; the state-of-the-art 170-seat Bright Family Screening Room (all located within the new Paramount Center, a cornerstone in the revitalization of downtown Boston); and the beloved, historic 1,186-seat Cutler Majestic Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District, fully restored by Emerson in 2003. Under the leadership of Rob Orchard, ArtsEmerson gives Boston audiences a new level of cultural choice, bringing professional American and international work to its four distinct venues. In addition to its acclaimed theatre works, ArtsEmerson presents adventurous, independent and repertory films on weekends, and offers a diverse music program including cutting edge indie rock and world music. For more information, visit artsemerson.org.
About Emerson College
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has 3,660 undergraduates and 829graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 80 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China, and the Czech Republic. The College has an active network of 32,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit www.emerson.edu.
On sale now at ArtsEmerson:
April 3—7, 2013, NEVA – The Public Theater, NYC, Jackie Liebergott Black Box, Paramount Center
April 17—21, 2013, TROJAN WOMEN – SITI Company, Paramount Center Mainstage
April 27—May 4, 2013, AN ILIAD – Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, Paramount Center Mainstage
May 14—19, 2013, TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE: AN EVENING WITH MAURICE HINES, Cutler Majestic Theatre
A complete list of scheduled screenings in the Bright Family Screening Room is available at http://bit.ly/aecinema. Film programming takes place weekends, from September to April.