Helen

Helen
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (11)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: An elaborate hotel room in Egypt, period uncertain.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-184-3

Helen
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

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Productions (11)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: An elaborate hotel room in Egypt, period uncertain.

In this fresh take on Euripides' tragicomedy, Helen never went to Troy but spent the war fought in her name in an Egyptian hotel room waiting for her husband Menelaus to come find her and take her home. In her odd exile, Helen receives visits from Io, a mythical figure who was once turned into a cow, and the goddess Athena, who informs her of the devastation that Helen's empty image has wrought upon the world. Bewildered by her strange escape from her own story, even Menelaus' final arrival cannot save Helen from the legend that has grown far larger than the woman who inspired it.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

In this fresh take on Euripides' tragicomedy, Helen never went to Troy but spent the war fought in her name in an Egyptian hotel room waiting for her husband Menelaus to come find her and take her home. In her odd exile, Helen receives visits from Io, a mythical figure who was once turned into a cow, and the goddess Athena, who informs her of the devastation that Helen's empty image has wrought upon the world. Bewildered by her strange escape from her own story, even Menelaus' final arrival cannot save Helen from the legend that has grown far larger than the woman who inspired it.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: An elaborate hotel room in Egypt, period uncertain.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-184-3

Published Reviews

"...McLaughlin touches on issues that the great Greek dramatist himself might have, but with her own modern slant."

Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway

Production History

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Location
FEB 13, 2017 - FEB 13, 2017
American Players Theatre
Spring Green, WI United States
American Players Theatre Spring Green, WI United States
FEB 19, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
Willamette University
Salem, OR United States
Willamette University Salem, OR United States
NOV 20, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
Univeristy Theatre, University Of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI United States
Univeristy Theatre, University Of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI United States
OCT 05, 2012 - OCT 13, 2012
Hope College DeWitt Theatre
Holland, MI United States
Hope College DeWitt Theatre Holland, MI United States
SEP 09, 2011 - SEP 25, 2011
Cyrano's Theatre Company
Anchorage, AK United States
Cyrano's Theatre Company Anchorage, AK United States
MAY 01, 2011 - MAY 25, 2011
Vintage Theater Collective
Chicago, IL United States
Vintage Theater Collective Chicago, IL United States
MAY 01, 2011 - MAY 25, 2011
Vintage Theater Collective
Chicago, IL United States
Vintage Theater Collective Chicago, IL United States
JAN 28, 2011 - FEB 12, 2011
20% Theatre Company
St. Paul, MN United States
20% Theatre Company St. Paul, MN United States
NOV 05, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre
Madison, WI United States
Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre Madison, WI United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Live Arts
Charlottesville, NC United States
Live Arts Charlottesville, NC United States
APR 01, 2002 - APR 30, 2002
The Public Theater
New York, NY United States
The Public Theater New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
FEB 13, 2017 - FEB 13, 2017
American Players Theatre
Spring Green, WI United States
American Players Theatre Spring Green, WI United States
MAY 01, 2011 - MAY 25, 2011
Vintage Theater Collective
Chicago, IL United States
Vintage Theater Collective Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Live Arts
Charlottesville, NC United States
Live Arts Charlottesville, NC United States
APR 01, 2002 - APR 30, 2002
The Public Theater
New York, NY United States
The Public Theater New York, NY United States