MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns to The Public with the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. More…
Helmed by Chay Yew ("Oedipus El Rey"), this play combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more. With poetry, humor, and heart, "Mojada" is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself.
See it if A new imagining of Medea within a relevant immigrant story. Poignant, well acted, sad.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a compelling story of immigration today. Some parts are hard to watch but definitely thought provoking.
See it if you like well-plotted plays. Alfaro's a genius (MacArthur!) at planting seeds alg the way that eventually burst into flower (nightshade).
Don't see it if you want the classic Medea story. Or you're uncomfortable w Spanish. Or you dislike a slightly wooden lead perf. Or you hate tragic endings.
See it if Timely Medea adaptation. Great performances. Story moves. Great dramatic scenes and characters
Don't see it if You dislike soap operas, this show sometimes verges on that territory - however I don't think that's a bad thing. It's timely & entertaining
See it if Interest in harrowing immigration stories, seeing "Medea' adapted for modern times, cynical view of American dream
Don't see it if don't like too many similarities to "Medea," or snippets of Spanish spoken throughout, stock villains, violence against children
See it if you’d like to see any adaptation of Medea, or any play dealing with the extreme hardships many Mexican immigrants endure in coming to the US
Don't see it if you find long stretches of narrative in the theater anti-dramatic.
See it if you want to see a version of Medea superimposed on a tale about the plight of Latinos struggling to enter and then adjust to the US.
Don't see it if if are not interested in either immigration policy or Greek tragedy.
See it if Good attempt at a contemporary twist to the Greek Tragedy Medea; heartfelt; some excellent acting & a couple that made me cringe.
Don't see it if Slow; difficult to sit through a story you know all too well will end tragically; 2 of the roles are directed &/or acted cartoonishly.
See it if you like plays that appear to be going in one direction and then everything gets all shaken up
Don't see it if You have a problem with plays that are over the top and very hard to believe
See it if story of immigrants from Mexico, adaptation of Medea; if you can visualize the hardships being described
Don't see it if long monologues describing trip from Mexico with only a few projections on a city apartment to take you back to descriptions of desert trip*
See it if A masterful production with amazing actors. To see a show relevant to current events. Because you know Public Theater shows will be good
Don't see it if Right Wing conservatists, you may want to sit this out if you are anti-immigrants. If you don't like show w 2nd language thrown in.
See it if You appreciate the re-telling of classic stories in a contemporary setting. Interested in the heartbreaking journey of Mexican immigrants
Don't see it if Need a fully baked, polished script and production. Acting is very uneven -- a couple of strong performances and a couple that are painful.
See it if Public theater take on Medea set in NY with immigrants as central characters. Immigration stories from Mexico. One hour and 40 minutes
Don't see it if if you are tired or scared about Immigration stories. Current events make real and life like.
See it if you want to see a classic play that's been transformed to modern day and deals with the immigrant experience.
Don't see it if you want to see a light play or musical. This play is very funny in the beginning but becomes very intense toward the end.
See it if you're compelled by current immigration politics as well as classical Greek tragedies.
Don't see it if you don't like the classics messed with, or if you are unfamiliar with Medea. A few too many people in the audience surprised by the ending.
See it if you want to see how Medea is relevant to today's lifestyles. We are obviously doomed to continue to suffer from the human condition.
Don't see it if you don't want to face the truth of the complexities of love, desire, parenting. This is not easy to watch.
See it if you'd enjoy an updated Medea set in the context of illegal immigration.
Don't see it if you expect developed characters with rational actions. Or if hoped for an insightful or illuminating take on the current immigration crisis
See it if You want to see a masterful modern adaptation of Medea that is almost too relevant to our modern times. Brilliant acting that tears at heart
Don't see it if You don’t like Medea, non traditional storytelling, breaking the fourth wall, use of multiple languages, are SPOILER triggered by rape.
See it if you want to see '"Medea" perfectly adapted to present time;need to understand immigrants'struggles. A moving story perfomed by great actors
Don't see it if you do not want to cry. You are unfamiliar with Euripides' "Medea".
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