Theater of Yugen
2840 Mariposa St. San Francisco
Directed by Shannon R. Davis. A modern adaptation of Euripides' classic tragic-comedy of Helen of Troy. This epic explores beauty, women, gender, societal expectations, iconography, storytelling, abduction, war and death. The gods have replaced Helen with a phantom and whisked the real woman away to an Egyptian hotel room to await her judgment or rescue. After seventeen years of solitude, endless routine, and one serious fly infestation, company arrives. Will their stories save her? Can the woman transcend the icon? Catch Helen at Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco.
Thru - Apr 27, 2019