"Trojan Women" (8/19/08) by Euripides at the Tom Patterson Theater continues to prove a timeless, gut-wrenching experience. Although this version does not come with all the bells and whistles of Mary Zimmerman's powerfully apocalyptic staging at the Goodman Theatre, director Marti Maraden has given us an equally effective staging which highlights the individual tragedies of the characters. The cast gives an emotionally heightened performance, but special kudos to Martha Henry as Hecuba; her roars of anguish will live in my memory. A great start to my first festival experience.
Rating: *** (out of *****)