HELEN is a modern adaptation of Euripides' classic tragic-comedy of Helen of Troy. This epic explores beauty, women, gender, societal expectations, iconography, storytelling, abduction, war, and death.
Euripides’ “Helen,” about Helen of Troy, dates to 412 BC. Theatre of Yugen stages Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation; director Shannon M. Davis further re-examines the tale with a cast that includes three Native-identifying actresses, in order to explore, in particular, Native women in society. It’s an LGBTQ/POC production, signaling a change of course for the company, long known for staging works in classical Japanese theatrical formats.