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The Trojan Women (Dixie State University Utah)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Bringing a Greek classical adaptation over to the Fringe from the States, Dixie State University offer high production values, but sadly many of the cast cannot match the quality of the set. Ami Porter gives a fine performance as a distraught Hecuba, and her delivery is made even more effective by the immersive staging. Sadly the rest of the female chorus and leads give melodramatic and slightly irksome performances, and the aggressive male roles come across more sassy than fierce. Overall, the play is enjoyable to watch, but had the majority of the cast applied a little more subtlety to their performances, this play could have been more than just satisfactory. Yet that one stand out performance does make this worth the trip.

C nova, until Aug 8, 11.30am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rory Morgan]