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Friday, April 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Theater review: ‘Hecuba’ at Stage Left makes for an unforgettable night

Stage Left Theater’s production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba” is not a show I’ll soon forget. House lights dimmed as a funereal monody played over the empty stage. Hecuba (Caryn Hoaglund), her daughters, Cassandra (Dana Sammond) and Polyxena (Kailie Jackson), and her daughter-in-law, Andromache (Erin Anders) file into the ruined throne room followed by the remaining Trojan women. Defenseless after a decade of war, there is nothing left to do but wait for the enemy Greeks to cart them away.
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Stage Left presents a modern take on the ancient tale of ‘Hecuba’

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Friday night, the players of Stage Left Theater will open their production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba.” Loosely based on Euripides’ play of the same name, “Hecuba” is a retelling of the events that took place during the 28-hour period that falls between Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey.” The story follows Hecuba, the recently dethroned queen of Troy, as she and the other Trojan women face a harsh new reality.