Theatre presents "Troilus & Cressida"

The Hanover College Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “Troilus & Cressida,” Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30. Performances will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. in Parker Auditorium.

A rarely produced work by Shakespeare, written in the early 1600s, “Troilus and Cressida” is a political romance that features characters who are torn between individual ambition and loyalty to loved ones.

Hanover’s production, which is set during the first war in the Middle East, examines themes such as “just war,” politics, lust and social hierarchy.

Directed by Jim Stark, professor of theatre, “Troilus and Cressida” contains familiar elements of many of Shakespeare’s works, including unlucky lovers, military heroes, political schemers, scornful outcasts and bumbling helpers.

General admission tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and $5 for youths (18-). Performances are free to season subscribers of the Community Arts Series and to those with a current Hanover College ID.

Information and advance ticket reservations are available by calling the box office at (812) 866-7110. Tickets will also be available at the door before each performance.