Trojan Women is widely considered the greatest anti-war play ever written. It remains both timeless and timely, a poignant meditation on the aftermath of battle. The play revolves around Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, and her grief at the loss of her city and her family at the conclusion of the Trojan War. The former queen has her daughter, Cassandra, by her side along with her daughter-in-law, Andromache. Enter Helen of Troy, the cause of the war, as she pleads for her life to her husband Menelaus. Through dance and music, the chorus of enslaved Trojan women mirrors the sorrow of the loss of Troy and ultimately their own freedom.