Story of devotion and revenge gets a new translation

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April 2-5, 2009
Directed by Eric Hill
Featuring Liz Terry as Hecuba

WALTHAM, Mass. – "Hecuba," the final production of the 2008-09 Brandeis Theater Company season, is Euripides’ compelling story of one woman’s devotion and revenge gets a new translation in this production. At the end of the Trojan War, the Greeks are unable to return home until the ghost of Achilles receives the sacrifice he demands: the death of Polyxena, daughter of the now enslaved former queen of Troy, Hecuba. Hecuba grieves the loss of her daughter and vows revenge for the death of her son Polydorus at the hands of the King of Thrace, Polymestor. Hecuba and her women plot their retaliation for her loss since justice is no longer an option in their conquered, weakened state.

This adaption by Eric Hill, the Barbara '54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Professor of Theater Arts, and Eirene Visvardi, Brandeis Kay Fellow, is made possible through generous support from the Jaffe Foundation, the Herbert and Kim Marie Beigel New Play Fund, and the Ann ’56 and Clive Cummis Family Foundation.

"Hecuba" runs through Sunday, April 5.

Location and Tickets
Brandeis Theater Company productions are performed in the intimate theaters of the Spingold Theater Center, located on the Brandeis University campus at 415 South St. in Waltham, Mass. Tickets may be purchased online, at the box office and by telephone at 781-736-3400, option #5. For directions and more information, visit the Brandeis Theater Company Web site

Performance Schedule and Prices
Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ($18)
Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ($20)
Saturday, April 4 Matinee at 2 p.m. ($18)
Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ($20)
Sunday, April 5 Matinee at 2 p.m. ($20)

Photos by Mike Lovett.

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