Williams Shakespeare’s words will come to life in Stokes County on Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m., as The Arts Place of Stokes hosts Triad Shakesperience’s Trojan War.
Adapted by Rob Taylor from one of Shakespeare’s least performed plays, this new production, presented as a staged reading, discards the love story of Troilus and Cressida in favor of a focus on the better known events surrounding Agamemnon, Ajax, Hector, and Achilles. In the 7th year of the Trojan War, the Trojans debate whether to return the dangerously beautiful captive, Helen, or continue to fight without end. The Greek heroes fight amongst themselves as the continued war takes its toll. Nations and individuals alike do battle in this piercing drama about revenge in a world of war.
Triad Shakesperience will present the reading and has successfully produced classics, new, and underperformed plays in and around the Piedmont of North Carolina for the entertainment and education of audiences since 2012.
The reading is free to the public, with donations accepted, and Higher Grounds Coffee Shop will be open with lattes, espressos, smoothies, ice cream and other desserts.
For more information, visit www.StokesArts.org or contact 336 593-8159.