THE TRAGEDY OF ANDRASTE, A WORK OF HISTORY-BASED IMAGINATION by Ty Spencer Hoppe
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 6:30pm
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd Street
The gods of 1st Century Britain are all but dead. One remains: Andraste, Iceni Goddess of Victory. But even she is proving no match for the war god Mars, powered by the Roman Empire’s will to consume the world. The last hope lies with Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, whose bloody and intensely personal campaign to drive the Romans from Britain will shake the world’s greatest empire to its core. The Tragedy of Andraste: A Work of Historical Imagination blends fact, legend, and fantasy to tell the story of a woman history tried to forget, but whose spirit lives on in all the great queens of Britain to have come since.
Ty Spencer Hoppe is a graduate of The University of Texas with dual degrees in English and Theatre. He also holds a Master’s in Education from The University of North Texas Denton. He has taught Advanced English on the secondary level for the past seven years and currently works at J.B. Connally High School in Austin. His work has been presented at FronteraFest and the Austin 1-Minute Play Festival. This play represents a scary departure from the kind of thing he usually writes.