The Baltimore Messenger wrote, "Espey adroitly works out the who-knows and who-doesn't-know aspects of this literary hoax...the play's knowing references to both ancient and modern theater help keep it grounded."
Helena Troy won 2nd Place at the 2008 Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
Theatre Athena is bankrupt, but if Amy can write a new play to get a grant, they may survive. All she has to do is convince her boyfriend it’s written by an Ancient Greek man, satisfy a young diva, satisfy an aging diva, bring her friend’s boyfriend out of the closet and resurrect their recently deceased professor.
AMY, 30, F, co-founder and co-artistic director of Theatre Athena
TED, 30, M, a co-founder of the theater and Amy’s boyfriend
PETER, 30, M, a co-founder of the theater.
CAROL ANN, 40’s, F, a frequent cast member
RICK, 20’s, M, a frequent cast member
CLARISSA, 20’s, F, an auditioner
LASZLO, 40’s, a foundation executive
LATTIMORE, 70, M, a Classics professor