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SITI presents "Trojan Women (after Euripides)"

Published November 01. 2012 4:00AM

SITI Company - the experimental theater collective - returns to Connecticut College a year and a half after presenting its "Radio Macbeth" here. Its new work is "Trojan Women (after Euripides)," based on Euripides' famous story, and a performance is set for Saturday in Palmer Auditorium.

This adaptation by Jocelyn Clarke does take its cue from the original Euripides - Troy falls to Greece, and Queen Hecuba and Troy's other royal women become prisoners of Greek soldiers - but it also reworks elements and makes it resonate even more with modern audiences.

The main characters here are Hecuba, her clairvoyant daughter Kassandra, her noble daughter-in-law Andromache, and Helen of Sparta, romantically linked to Hecuba's son Paris.

The production was commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and had its debut a little over a year ago at the Getty Villa in Malibu.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

SITI Company's "Trojan Women,"

8 p.m. Saturday, Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College, New London; $28, $25 seniors, $14 students, $25 and $22.50 faculty/staff; (860) 439-2787, onstage.conncoll.edu.

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