New Adaptation of Euripides' Hecuba at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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Critic’s choice, Chicago Reader
“Greek tragedy hits home." —Chicago Sun-Times
“Gripping, painful and brilliant." —WBEZ
The war is over but the violence continues.
In a new version of Euripedes’ Greek classic, one of Ireland’s great contemporary playwrights, Frank McGuinness, explores the tragedy beyond war’s end. Hecuba-widow to the defeated Trojan king and slave to the conquering Greek King Agamemnon-has lost her country and most of her family. When she learns of the death of her last surviving children, Hecuba can no longer cope with the unspeakable horrors forced upon her, and is consumed by her rage and quest for revenge.
Best know for her Golden Globe Award-winning performance in Neil Simon’s film The Goodbye Girl, Marsha Mason has an extensive list of theater credits, including roles in classic and contemporary plays. She appeared on Broadway in Cactus Flower, Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana, and most recently as Ouiser in the 2005 revival of Steel Magnolias. At the Haymarket Theatre on London’s West End, Mason starred opposite Richard Dreyfuss in The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Ms. Mason also has many Off-Broadway and regional credits, including Richard III, Twelfth Night, The Crucible, The Merchant of Venice, and Cyrano de Bergerac.