A theatre troupe is preparing a contemporary adaptation of Euripides’s The Trojan Women, which they plan to perform at a playhouse that is hanging on by a thread to stay open. The play’s premiere is suddenly up in the air when a chain of hamburger restaurants tries to buy the building, but the troupe will give it their all to keep the production —and the playhouse— up and running. The actors take it upon themselves to tell one last story in the playhouse, but accomplishing their goal will require taking difficult decisions and embarking upon a journey in which they discover things they never knew about themselves. La compañía (The Troupe) reflects upon the fragility of the arts in the face of the conventions of success whilst examining the heroic aspect of the creative process.
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