Shakespeare at Winedale presents Troilus and Cressida at the Blackfriars!
Blackfriars Playhouse - Staunton, Virginia
Posted: May 9, 2014
Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2014 Summer Class returns to the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia for their final performance of William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. There will be one performance only: Monday, August 25th, at 7:30pm. Admission is free!
A darker side of love is examined Shakespeare’s epic Trojan tragedy, Troilus and Cressida, a heartbreaking tale of two young lovers torn apart by war and political turmoil. In the seventh year of the Trojan War, Troilus, a young prince, falls in love with Cressida, a traitor’s daughter. The two begin a doomed romance while war wages around them. Shakespeare at Winedale director, James Loehlin says, “Troilus and Cressida is a play that too few people know, and we are proud to be presenting this fascinating and sophisticated play for the first time. It is both a great love story and an illuminating and rather cynical take on one of the great war stories, the siege of Troy recounted in the Iliad. The fates of characters like Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, and Helen of Troy are interwoven with the touching story of one of Shakespeare's most original star-crossed couples.”