Prophecy

From half of the writing team behind the Struts and Frets Players:
She has been blessed with the ability to see the future. Her curse is that no one will ever believe her. In a story that slides between the mythic past and the looming future, Cassandra foretells the events of a war that will overcome her homeland and destroy her family. Channelling the spectral voices of the Trojan women, Cassandra takes us from the past and into the present as old ideas of love, rage and revenge collide with new images of war, safety and righteousness.

Rating: 9.4. From 5 votes.
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From half of the writing team behind the Struts and Frets Players:
She has been blessed with the ability to see the future. Her curse is that no one will ever believe her. In a story that slides between the mythic past and the looming future, Cassandra foretells the events of a war that will overcome her homeland and destroy her family. Channelling the spectral voices of the Trojan women, Cassandra takes us from the past and into the present as old ideas of love, rage and revenge collide with new images of war, safety and righteousness.

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Not for the timid: Prophecy, by Jessy Ardern This play is so remarkable one hardly knows where to start. To touch on all the splendid features of it would require a long review. So for the moment here are some almost-random comments: In awarding it 5 stars CBC was under-rating it. Several hours later it still feels as if one’s entrails are littering the floor at Venue 29. A terrifyingly powerful play, performed by Carmen Neuwenhuis and directed by Corben Kushneryk. It focusses on four women of Troy during the Trojan War — Cassandra, the dead-on accurate prophet whom no… Read more »
Avijit Roy

This is not a feminist telling but rather the seldom remembered, if ever heard, voices of the women. The story is not complete without it. The voices of these Trojan women may compel us to take heed of voices that go unheard today.

Josh Wolf

REALLY great play. This is what fringe is all about

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