Ripped from the headlines of 1180 BC, TROJAN WAR CONFIDENTIAL tells all! Here is Thetis, mother of Achilles: “Do you care how many hours I spent dipping you in the magic river? Up and down, up and down, like a great big old tea bag.” The epic struggle begins with an argument between goddesses and the very poor Judgment of Paris, “handsome, strong, and stupid enough to choose between us”. The beautiful Helen runs away to Troy and a thousand ships go after her. After ten years of fighting, the stalemate is broken by the front and rear halves of a Trojan Horse who can’t agree on anything: “A big fat horse’s patootey.” “Look who’s talking.” Great in performance, or as a friendly introduction to Greek and Roman myth. This comic retelling of the Trojan War can be performed with a minimal cast of 15 or a full production of 19 with eight males, eight females, and three of either gender. Running time of 60 minutes. Includes two audition monologues and production notes.
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