The School of Theatre and Dance presents William Shakespeare’s Toilus and Cressida, October 25-27 and 31, and November 1-2 in the O’Connell Theatre in the Stevens Building on NIU’s main campus.
The Trojans and Greeks are at war following the abduction of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, from her Greek husband, Menelaus. Seven years into the war, we meet Troilus, a young prince who has his sights set on Cressida, a beautiful and bright young woman. The couple swears they will remain true to each other, despite living in a world at war.
When Cressida is sent to the Greek camp in exchange for a Trojan prisoner of war, Troilus wants revenge. Meanwhile, Trojan warriors Hector and Paris, who highlight and satirize the warrior culture, debate whether to return their captive Helen or continue to fight the Greeks until the end of their days.
Join us for one of Shakespeare’s most rarely produced but surprisingly modern plays about the dirty thoughts and dirty deeds of the ancient Greeks while navigating their existence of being forever at war. Warriors and lovers alike will do battle in this darkly comedic tragedy.
Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.