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Hamlet Isn’t Dead’s Troilus & Cressida is a pulse-pounding, heartbreaking masterpiece of art and war. This all-female exploration of one of Shakespeare’s most testosterone-fueled plays, set against the backdrop of the Trojan War, is an epic like no other. Watch the Greeks and Trojans clash as Troilus and Cressida enter into a doomed love story from which few escape unscathed.

Dive into the action with Hamlet Isn’t Dead’s signature brand of immediate, intimate staging. Experience the live musical soundscape of harmony and warlike drums, highlighting the natural rhythms and theatrical urgency of the text. Thrill at the hand-to-hand combat that arises from a decade-long crusade with ancient legends like Achilles, Ajax, and Agamemnon. Enter the stage of war, and witness the unfolding of one of Shakespeare’s most gut-wrenching tragedies, which proves that “to be wise and love exceeds all might”.

Performance Dates & Times:
September 5-21; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00pm

Limited number of Saturday matinees @ 2:00pm

Tickets available here! Get them now before they blench!
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165 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024
Entrance on Amsterdam Avenue

Director - David Andrew Laws
Assistant Director - Elizabeth Callahan
Stage Manager - Simone de Rochefort
Assistant Stage Manager - Nicole Amaral
Fight Director - Greg Pragel
Intimacy Consultant - Brooke M. Haney*
Artistic Consultant - Elizabeth Ruelas
Production Manager - James Rightmyer Jr.

Madeline Egan Addis as Cressida
Olivia Basile as Calchas
Jamie Ann Burke as Achilles
Ashley Burton - Paris
Lauren Cafrelli as Hector
Cato Crumbley as Diomedes
Erica Huang* as Patroclus
Carolyn Kegel as Agamemnon
Samantha Maurice* as Ulysses
Elizabeth McMonagle* as Thersites
Natalie Welds as Troilus
Vanessa Wendt as Ajax
Alison Wien as Pandarus
Colleen Wood as AEneas

*these actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association