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Full Cast Set for The Trojan Women at Aurora

Ellen McLaughlin
Ellen McLaughlin

Full casting has been announced for Aurora Theatre Company’s world premiere adaptation of The Trojan Women by actress and playwright Ellen McLaughlin, April 4-May 11. Barbara Oliver will direct.

Based upon Euripides’ anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women examines the aftermath of the Trojan War through the eyes of its surviving women. Queen Hecuba and Helen meet in the ruins of Troy and together find victory in the female spirit amid the horrors done to them by both gods and men.

The cast will feature Nora el Samahy, Gwen Loeb, Julian Lopez-Morillas, Charisse Loriaux, Sarah Nealis, Matthew Purdon, Emilie Talbot, and Carla Spindt. The chorus will feature Erika Antonsen, Siobhan Doherty, Sepideh Makabi, and Tara Tomicevic from the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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