The Traitor

by Arnold Hinchliffe

traitor-tnIs it better to fight against an oppressive regime, or to collaborate with it in order to gain a position from which one can do a little good? This is the dilemma explored in Arnold Hinchliffe’s last play. Polygamus, a cultivated Ionian Greek, sides with the Persians against his own countrymen but, once in office, is able to mitigate the invaders’ harshness. Hermes, however, the uncompromising leader of the resistance movement is ready to kill and die for a cause which Polygamus considers hopeless. And between them is a young woman, mistress of both…

A thought-provoking play which is extremely relevant to world-wide problems today.