Zimmerman's Trojan Women Ends at Goodman May 11

News   Zimmerman's Trojan Women Ends at Goodman May 11 Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman's version of Seneca's classic tragedy, The Trojan Women, will end its run at Chicago's Goodman Theatre on May 11. It had extended one week from its original closing date of May 4.

The choice of The Trojan Women—which concerns the dire fate of the women of vanquished Troy as the Greek army approaches—may have been dictated by America's ongoing "war on terrorism" and the clash between the U.S. and Iraq. Zimmerman said in a statement that the play was about "how violence leads to violence and it is the powerless who will suffer the most." The show opened to mixed-to-positive reviews. Tickets for the Goodman show are $51-$102. The Goodman is located at 170 N. Dearborn St. Call (312) 443-3800.

Zimmerman's production of Metamorphoses played at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre and transferred to Broadway in 2002.