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Trojan Barbie 

When: Wed., April 8, 8 p.m., April 9-11, 8 p.m., April 15-17, 8 p.m., Sat., April 18, 3 & 8 p.m. and Sun., April 19, 3 p.m. 2015
Price: $10-$25

TROJAN BARBIE

STUDIO 6 AT UNC'S SWAIN HALL, CHAPEL HILL

WEDNESDAY, APR. 8–SUNDAY, APR. 19

In modern-day Troy, it's said that you're never more than a few feet away from an atrocity. The city's been razed nine times so far, only to be rebuilt atop the sites of its destruction. Playwright Christine Evans thinks when folks are that ... cozy with the past, some bleed-through is bound to happen. In her thought-provoking drama, Trojan Barbie, Hecuba's still the leader of the doomed Trojan Women, but her adolescent daughter Polyxena now calls herself Polly X and rocks out her punky dreams of vengeance by making modern sculpture while listening to Britney Spears. Helen of Troy's now very L.A. And the introverted proprietor of a British doll hospital finds herself among a ruin of body parts she can never put back together. Joseph Megel staged a workshop version of this meditation on gender, war and politics for UNC's Process Series in 2009. Now, after productions in Massachusetts, D.C. and Texas, we see it fully produced. 8 p.m. Weds.–Sat.; 3 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $10–$20, 101 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, 919-542-5406,

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