Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trojan Women

Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon **Photo credit: Jeanne Hackey**
September 12 - 27, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Keen aesthetic: Trojan women’s bone-colored masks hover like spectral mourning girls; ominous musical accompaniment augments tension; chorus’s graceful choreography, tuneful melodies imbued with sorrow and bewilderment. The strongest ensemble work I’ve seen by CGTO, and Jamie Rea’s torn, impassioned Andromache is literally breathtaking. Vana O’Brien as Hecuba weak, clumsy, miscast.

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