Cassandra Through the Ages
November 14, 2019
Anne-Marie Sapse’s Three Act Play Cassandra Through the Ages at The Gene Frankel Theatre takes the audience through mythology, history, and modern times
New York, NY – From the Trojan War to our days, Cassandras predict threatening dangers. They are not believed. Will she be believed now?
Writer and Director: Anne-Marie Sapse
Lighting Design: Gilbert “Lucky” Pearto
Players: Luca Papp
The play will open on December 5, 2019 and will run until December 9, 2019. Each day will have a performance at 7:00 PM. In addition, there will be performances at 2:00 PM on December 7 and December 8.
The play will be performed at The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, New York, NY and will also be performed in Paris, France from January 22, 2020 to February 1, 2020 at the Theatre de L’Archipel.
The god Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, the king and queen of Troy. In order to prove his love, he gives her the gift of prophesy. However, when she sees the fate of Troy, she is desperate and refuses Apollo’s love. As a punishment, he makes it such that nobody will believe her prophesies.
The Emperor Constantine XI seeks a wife and asks for the hand of Mara Brankovic, daughter of the Serbian King Durad and widow of the Sultan Murad, whom she hated. Her sister Katarina, an embodiment of Trojan Cassandra predicts the Turkish invasion and destruction of the Byzantine Empire as well as the death of Constantine XI. Nobody believes her. In 1453, the Byzantine Empire is conquered by the Turks and Constantine XI is killed in battle.
2019, Paris, France
Cassandra Dupré, a young French history teacher predicts a dim future for our civilization unless strong measures are taken. She is considered mentally ill but the play ends with her prediction that this time, our civilization will survive.
The production company is Hecuba, LLC. It can be contacted at the email address [email protected].
Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. The price is $20, and $10 for students.