Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BHS Theatre Company

Join the BHS Theatre Company for an evening of "Literary One-Acts"

On March 8th and 9th (this Friday and Saturday) the Bedford High School Theatre Company will present two one-act plays. 

Darcy and Elizabeth, adapted from Austen's  Pride and Prejudice, is a lovely introduction to the beloved classic.  Students will transport you to the Regency period, where propriety, property, and marriage were essential to one's happiness. Spoiler alert: the sparkling Elizabeth Bennet and dour Mr. Darcy somehow find love by the end!

Euripides' tragedy, Trojan Women, takes place just after the Trojan War, as the women and children sit in the rubble of their ruined city, awaiting their fates. This updated version by Charles Mee replaces the original dialogue with real testimony from survivors of Hiroshima, the Holocaust, and other atrocities of war. Modern music adds another layer of relevance to the classic story; Cassandra is a punk rocker, and Helen of Troy regains her position with the Bow Wow Wow version of "I Want Candy." Come join us for a poignant, wild look at war and women.

Darcy and Elizabeth is suitable for all ages. Trojan Woman has a "PG rating," as it contains descriptions of casualties of war and other violence.

The show is March 8th and 9th at 7:00 pm. Even with intermission it will be under two hours. Tickets are available at the door, or online atwww.seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh

Hope to see you there!--

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