Cynthia Burke as the Servant and Jen Downey as Helen. Photo credit: Jack Looney/C-VILLE Weekly.
Helen of Troy might be considered as history’s first femme fatale Ã¢â‚¬â€œ after all, when Paris of Troy stole her away from Menelaus of Greece, ten years of bloodshed began.
But, what happened to Helen during that time? Her story is unfolding anew in Charlottesville at Live Arts, with a production of Ellen McLaughlin’s play, directed by Ronda Hewitt. I caught up with Ronda shortly after the play opened.
Take a listen below, and stay tuned to the end to find out how you can win a free pair of tickets to Helen of Troy during its run!