Theater Talk: 'The Trojan Women' and more

Apr 4, 2014

The Trojan Women by Buffalo Public Theatre
The Trojan Women by Buffalo Public Theatre

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio with a review of "The Trojan Women," now playing through April 19 at Theaterloft. It's a presentation of Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company.

The Euripides work, translated by Nicholas Rudall, presents a bleak and agonizing portrait of war’s brutality inspired by a barbaric act of retribution committed on the Isle of Melos during the war between Athens and Sparta.

Tony also previews "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire." It's a production of Buffalo United Artists and stars Jimmy Janowski. Blanche DuBois has neither aged nor left New Orleans. She was there when Katrina hit; she was sent to the Superdome; she was evacuated to Shreveport and entangled in the heartless bureaucracy of FEMA. It runs Saturdays and Sundays from April 5 through 27 at the Main Street Cabaret at 672 Main Street.

Tony also looks ahead to "A View from the Bridge," by the Subversive Theatre Collective, which opens April 4 and continues through May 3 at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Avenue.