The Laodamiad

When the Trojan War breaks out on Laodamia’s wedding day, she desperately tries to keep her new husband Iolaus safe with her, but inadvertently exposes him to a wider world of politics and power. A nightmarish prophecy ensures that the charismatic General Odysseus has him put at the front of the lines and when Iolaus is killed in combat, Laodamia becomes the war's first widow. How she deals with her grief...
When the Trojan War breaks out on Laodamia’s wedding day, she desperately tries to keep her new husband Iolaus safe with her, but inadvertently exposes him to a wider world of politics and power. A nightmarish prophecy ensures that the charismatic General Odysseus has him put at the front of the lines and when Iolaus is killed in combat, Laodamia becomes the war's first widow. How she deals with her grief echoes through history and myth for millennia. Inspired by the handful of surviving lines from Euripides’ lost play "Protesilaos," "The Laodamiad" explores love, war, and loss.
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The Laodamiad

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Getty Villa
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Roundabout Theatre Company
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Columbia University
    ,
    2016