Full Length Play, Drama
Winner! 2007 Jane Chambers Award
Winner! Playwrights First "Plays for the 21st Century" Award
Winner! 2009 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship
A Car-Crash Encounter with Euripides' Trojan Women. Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist who repairs dolls, is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides' Trojan Women.
Part contemporary drama, part homage to Euripides' Trojan Women, Trojan Barbie recasts the legendary fall of the city of Troy against the vivid reality of modern warfare. Poetic, compassionate, and tinged with great warmth and humor, Trojan Barbie is an epic war story with a most unlikely heroine, who always looks on the bright side even as past and present collide about her.
"Playwright Christine Evans melds contemporary art and culture with an ancient, mythical war in her explosive new work, Trojan Barbie...an imaginative, time-warped view of the ongoing challenges women have faced since foreign conflict first raged thousands of years ago." -Talkin' Broadway
"Based on Trojan Barbie, Christine Evans should be on the radar of anyone who cares about contemporary American theater. ” - OC Weekly
"Daringly conceived...As hard-edged and eloquent as slam poetry." - The Edge
"You will not find a better play. Anywhere. Anytime." - The Signal Tribune