Troilus and Cressida

Seven long years we’ve been here. . .

Join the princess and prophetess, Cassandra, in Troy for Marcia Eppich-Harris’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.

The Greeks and Trojans have reached a stalemate as the Trojan War enters its seventh year. As soldiers on both sides debate where to go from here, the Trojan prince, Troilus, occupies himself with thoughts of love for Cressida, whose father has defected to the Greeks. Meanwhile, Cressida, Helen, and Cassandra wonder how to protect their hearts, minds, and bodies in a world that views them as nothing more than property.

Composer and lyricist

Marcia Eppich-Harris is the artistic director and founder of Southbank Theatre Company in Indianapolis. She holds a PhD and MA in Shakespeare and Dramatic Literature, as well as a BA in Music, and taught at the college level for over fifteen years. She is a playwright and a founding member of the Indiana Playwrights Circle (IPC), where she is the Scene Nights Coordinator and serves on the steering committee. Marcia’s writing includes plays, fiction, poetry, scholarship, songs, and reviews. Her creative writing is influenced by the literature and history of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the British Medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as current events. She focuses thematically on politics, philosophy, the arts, gender, family, and culture. Her most recently productions include a variety of ten minute plays and performances of her full-length plays Seneca and the Soul of Nero and The Profession. While Marcia has written dozens of songs over the years, Troilus and Cressida is her first musical.

About the Playwright

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.