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2 acts
120 minutes
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

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