Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the American Premiere of Hecuba, a new adaptation of Euripides' tragedy, written by world-renowned playwright Frank McGuinness. Tony Award-winning director Patrick Mason, in his Chicago directorial debut, stages the production featuring Marsha Mason. Written by Euripides (480-406 B.C.) throughout one of the most devastating wars in Greek history, Hecuba was a controversial play from its inception. More than two thousand years later, Frank McGuinness explores the tragedy beyond war's end with his adaptation of this disturbing, heart wrenching story. "War does more terrible things to people than depriving them of children," explains McGuinness. "War can turn you into your enemy."