Photo: David Cooper
Photo: David Cooper

Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College, presents Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida (Nov 17-Dec 4). Here are five reasons we think you should go:

1. Discover New Lovers

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You may have heard of Romeo & Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet and Ophelia. But just who are Troilus & Cressida?

2. A War Story Too

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With the Trojan War raging, Troilus & Cressida is part love story, part war drama all rolled into one.

3. The Director

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Fresh from a world tour with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production of The Merchant of Venice, director Kevin Bennett is known for his original productions of Shakespeare’s work.

4. A Modern Spin

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Director Kevin Bennett gives Troilus & Cressida a modern spin to this ancient story.

5. Exploring Our Deepest Fears

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From director Kevin Bennett: “Troilus & Cressida at its core is the formula for violence. It asks its audience and characters why we go to war, why we fight, and why we think violence seems to be the ‘answer’ to so many of our problems. In doing so it explores some of our deepest fears about love and relationships in our personal lives and explores the links between internal pain creating external turmoil.”