Troilus and Cressida

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TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, By William Shakespeare

“I cannot fight upon this argument;

It is too starved a subject for my sword.” I.i, Troilus

In March, 2008, Sound Theatre Company will present Shakespeare’s rarely-performed searing satire on sex, politics and the consequences of an entrenched and aimless war. It is seven years into the Trojan War which has reached a stale-mate and both sides, Trojans and Greeks alike, are questioning the value of continuing the conflict. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA centers around Troilus, the young son of the Trojan House of Priam, and his love for Cressida, when political maneuvering interferes with their blossoming romance. Simultaneously comic, tragic and satiric, Shakespeare offers a chilling twist on the classical mythic heroes of antiquity.

Continuing a tradition established for “Tempest in the Lake” , STC will also present this Shakespearean drama in a site-specific environment, intended to lend an immediate and credible lens through which to view this classical text. This production of Troilus and Cressida will utilize a former military naval space at Magnuson Park in Seattle, Washington, highlighting the historic and military nature of the non-traditional performance venue. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA performances will also coincide with the five year remembrance for the start of the current war in Iraq, including commemorative performances on March 19 and 20th.

Performs March 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 27,28,29 8:00

Magnuson Park Building 30 Workshop

6310 N. E. 74th St., Bldg. 30

Advance Tickets available for all performances through Brown Paper Tickets.

$15 General

$12 Student/Senior

March 13, 16, 19, 20, 27 Pay What You Can Performances (PWYC admission only available at the door)

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Directions to Magnuson Park

Map to Magnuson Park

Map of Magnuson Park

Plenty of FREE PARKING between the ball fields and the garden!

Dress Warm – Particularly if the weather turns colder, this indoor space can get drafty.


March 16 7:00 curtain and a Talk-Back with company members following the performance.

March 19 8:00 curtain — COMMEMORATIVE PERFORMANCE – Five years to this day, the bombs began falling in Iraq.


Cressida Shanna Ridenour

Troilus Andrew Cardillo

Cassandra Lee Ann Hittenberger

Andromache/Alexandra Courtney Bohl

Hector Corey McDaniel

Nestor Eric Hartley

Priam/Calchus Scott Maddock

Paris John Budge

Pandarus Frank Lawler

Aeneas Brooks Farr

Agamemnon Daniel Wood

Ulysses Daniel Flint

Achilles Orion Protonentis

Patroclus Ricky Coates

Ajax Paul Ray

Thersites Shawn Law

Menaleaus Dan Niven

Diomedes Jason Marr

Director Teresa Thuman

Stage Manager Karen Imas

Fight Choreographer Paul Ray

Costume Designer Dodirose Zooropa

Lighting Designer Laura Gay

Sound Design Laura Gay

Dramaturg Roxanne Ray

Asst. Stage Manager Ciara Rose Griffin

Set Design and Construction Daniel Flint, Dodirose Zooropa, Scott Maddock,

Contact Teresa Thuman


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