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Troy is Burning

Department of Drama


Troy is Burning

U.Va. fourth-year playwright Matthew Minnicino transforms ancient Troy into the place that launched a thousand quips in this sharply satiric and thoroughly entertaining retelling of one of mythology’s longest and bloodiest conflicts. From the deadliest damsel of them all, Helen of Troy, to the hapless heroes who battle endlessly in her name, Minnicino creates a world where gods and generals collude and collide along a journey that challenges us to see love and war in brand new ways.