In the Getty Villa's posh amphitheater, against a palatial backdrop on an otherwise expansive stage, the god of the seas, Poseidon (Brent Werzner), with a shock of red hair and a lugubrious voice, rails against the trashing of his beloved Troy by the Greeks. ("My beautiful city" emerges as his recurring motif.) The Greeks tricked the Trojans with the gift of the wooden "Trojan horse," stuffed with invading warriors, who burst out of the "present" and sacked the place. This may be the first recorded incident of... More >>>
PHOTO BY CRAIG SCHWARTZ
Brent Werzner as Poseidon laments the Greeks' destruction of his "beautiful city."