Cassandra reworks the myth of the King of Troy’s daughter whose gift was the ability to see the future and whose curse was not to be believed. Cassandra is dangerous. Her compulsive need to seek out the truth threatens the powers-that-be – especially at a time of national crisis. So they lock her away. Her life is dominated by four men: the father whose love she craves; the brother she hero-worships; the palace-servant who is obsessed with her; and a foreign soldier who haunts her dreams. Which of them will betray her?
Cassandra premiered at the Winnipeg Fringe then moved on to Saskatoon and Edmonton. It was awarded 5 star reviews and selected as a Pick of the Fringe in all three cities. The production then played studio theatres, festivals and colleges in the UK and Prague Fringe Festival. Cassandra is once more on the road playing a mix of studio theatres, Fringe Festivals and Quaker Meeting Houses. Conceived in the aftermath of 9/11, the questions it provokes are, regrettably, as pertinent as ever.
Thursday 4th April, Fab Lab, 8.30pm
Friday 5th April, Fab Lab, 10.00pm
Saturday 6th April, Fab Lab, 7.00pm