The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus

Regional Premiere

The Trojan War: Our Warrior Chorus

With Aquila Theatre

Sunday, March 26, 2017
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In The Trojan War, a group of U.S. soldiers are sent on a mission to search a home in a remote village of the Middle East, but when a cache of hidden books of some of the world's most renowned ancient text is discovered, questions quickly rise among the soldiers – “What is our Trojan War today? What enemy must we fight for to preserve our freedoms?” Leadership, justice, knowledge, the marginalized, and democracy as a whole are all explored through a mix of ancient works set against the modern-day experiences of war.

The Aquila Theatre and American combat veterans/actors of the Warrior Chorus collaborate on a unique theatrical experience – The Trojan War, where the classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. The Trojan War uses epic moments from Homer’s Iliad and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry to propel a thrilling chronicle of men and women at war. Incorporating Aquila’s distinctive theatrical style – combining superb acting with expert movement, original music, innovative design, and groundbreaking direction – gripping stories of modern war will be woven into the narrative of the ancient myths in a multi-media format that uses live action, film, bold projections, and thrilling music by members of The Warrior Chorus, a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities.

Please note: this production contains haze and fog, as well as adult language and realistic military situations including gunshot sounds.

Related Activity: FREE Workshop with the Warrior Chorus