Belgian Theater Company, Salomme Speelt, will open the classical tragedy, "Andromac," at The Think Tank, Friday, March 16th at 7:30pm. The production will be directed by Noemi Schlosser, the Belgian actress, writer and director who recently ran two plays simultaneously at Theater Wit in Chicago.
Schloser, who came to Chicago in November to present her original play "Date Me," will be working with emerging Chicago actors in her interpretation of "Andromaque," a classical tragedy and political drama based on Virgil's Aenid and written by French playwright Jean Racine in 1667
"Andromac" will run until March 31 every Friday and Saturday night at 7.30. The Think Tank is located at 1770 W Berteau, Suite 207, Chicago, Illinois.
"Andromac" takes place after the Trojan War in Epirus, where the royal court struggles with a political and moral dilemma: "Will the execution of a baby save the peace in Greece?" Four royal characters are ensnared within a circle of unrequited love. All want marital bliss and all are willing to use manipulation and treachery to achieve it, save Andromac, a Trojan slave and captive in an enemy land. In order to sustain peace in Greece, Andromac has the choice to kill her baby at birth or sacrifice herself and save her baby by marrying the man who killed her husband.
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