|By Heart (coming to On the Boards) (Magda Bizarro)
The Trojan Women, Civic Rep, 1/6-29/17 (at Slate Theater)
British playwright and poet Caroline Bird's radical retelling of Euripides' The Trojan Women. Bird transports this famous anti-war tragedy to the modern setting of a prison hospital. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn. Inside the prison, the city’s captive women await their fate. Their grief at what has been before will soon be drowned out by the horror of what is to come.
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1/6-29/17
The legendary Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression with songs such as "This Land is Your Land" and "The Ballad of Tom Joad." This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour.