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Mounting a new work that explores the lives of two women inexorably linked through their connection to The Trojan Women. Read more

Portland, OR Theater
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This project was successfully funded on June 1, 2012.

Mounting a new work that explores the lives of two women inexorably linked through their connection to The Trojan Women.

Portland, OR Theater
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Funding is needed to complete and mount this new one-woman play in which Two women teeter on the precipice of monumental personal change.  The Actress, her life spent in the theatre, struggles to hold onto her sanity when her life is ravaged by divorce and addiction.  Aspasia, a high-priced courtesan who shares the bed of ancient Greece's most powerful politician, seeks to influence the destiny of her country and its women.

Elizabeth Huffman brings these remarkable women to life in an evening of daring, deeply personal theater.  Though separated by two thousand years, these women are inexorably linked by their unyielding passion for Euripides' Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women.  The Actress re-imagines the play nightly and inhabits its characters as a way of understanding her unraveling life..while Aspasia, present during the play's creation, inspires Euripides to dig deeper into the psyches of his war-ravaged characters.

You Belong to Me uses performance, music and digital imagery to explore such timeless themes as democracy, gender politics, marriage and desire; and question whether our personal and political histories are linear or unbroken circles, forever dooming us to repeat the same mistakes.

Your donation will directly contribute to designing and mounting the first production of this compelling new one-woman play written for Elizabeth Huffman by Steven Wolfson and directed by Jane Bement Geesman.  Funding is needed to develop the sound and lighting designs, the photography and video elements, and the costumes required to realize the power of this new work.

Hecuba in You Belong to Me!
Hecuba in You Belong to Me!
The Daughter in You Belong to Me!
The Daughter in You Belong to Me!
The Husband in You Belong to Me!
The Husband in You Belong to Me!
The Daughter in You Belong to Me
The Daughter in You Belong to Me
Aspasia in You Belong to Me
Aspasia in You Belong to Me
The Actress in You Belong to Me
The Actress in You Belong to Me
Helen of Troy in You Belong to Me
Helen of Troy in You Belong to Me
The Mistress in You Belong to Me
The Mistress in You Belong to Me
Aspasia in You Belong to Me
Aspasia in You Belong to Me
The Actress in You Belong to Me
The Actress in You Belong to Me
Hecuba in You Belong to Me
Hecuba in You Belong to Me
The Actress in You Belong to Me
The Actress in You Belong to Me

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    A still photograph from the show emailed to you with a copy of press highlights underneath along with your name listed as show supporter plus my deepest thanks and hugs!

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    A still photograph from the show emailed to you with a copy of press highlights underneath along with your name listed as show supporter! Plus a CD of the show music mailed to you and my deepest thanks and biggest hugs!

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    A still photograph from the show emailed to you with a copy of press highlights underneath along with your name listed as show supporter! A CD of music used in the production mailed to you along with a DVD copy of the show and your name listed as a show sponsor in all programs and websites! Plus my deepest thanks and biggest hugs!

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