Euripides’ controversial icon is reborn in visionary director Simon Stone’s ("Yerma") contemporary rewrite. Starring Rose Byrne ("Damages") and Bobby Cannavale ("The Lifespan of a Fact," "The Hairy Ape"). More…
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Euripides’ controversial icon is reborn in visionary director Simon Stone’s (Yerma) stunning contemporary rewrite. Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids, You Can’t Take It with You) and Bobby Cannavale (The Lifespan of a Fact, The Hairy Ape, The Motherf**ker with the Hat) face off as a husband and wife in the tumultuous throes of an unraveling marriage. Transposing the devastation of Greek tragedy to a modern American home, Stone’s stripped-bare staging throws the couple’s every raw emotion into stark relief, from jealousy to passion, humor to despair. Who will pay the price?
This critical sensation riveted audiences across Europe and now comes to BAM for its US premiere, featuring an all-new cast, including Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, Happiness).
See it if you’re interested in new possibilities for scenography or in seeing 2 very strong performances in often thrilling material.
Don't see it if you’re expecting an updated, adapted Medea: This play is a very different animal from the famous Euripides play.
See it if To see a contemporary take on Medea on a white set using video, fan of Byrne (frighteningly terrific) & Canavale, great child actors
Don't see it if Don’t want another Medea or plays about marital discord, obsession, male privilege, blind ambition, revenge. Don’t like video, modern takes
See it if You’d like to see Byrne in a formidable stage role. She does a respectable job, and Cannavale is always top-notch.
Don't see it if You’re expecting the Greek tragedy. This is just a modern play with semi-experimental staging, & we know the ending. It’s not revolutionary.
See it if a fascinating updating, contemporary version that humanizes Medea without excusing her. Every actor is terrific; the use of video works
Don't see it if you want to avoid a story of deep tragedy and pain. you don't like reworkings of classics.
See it if you want to watch a powerful modern interpretation of a classic Greek tragedy featuring a stellar performance by Rose Byrne.
Don't see it if you want a lighthearted or uplifting tale. This is not a fell-good piece of theater.
See it if You want to witness absolute brilliance on a stage! Rose Byrne & Bobby Canavale are incredible. The staging&direction is absolute perfection
Don't see it if You absolutely hate dark plays. Plays with no intermission. Shows that lack a set.
See it if Grt direct,grt set&terrific act on themes of betrayal&vengeance,servin as an analogy of modern times.Bravi2real life couple Byrne/Cannavale!
Don't see it if you just want Euripides original work.
See it if you like minimalist staging from the director of YERMA & great performances of timeless themes of jealousy, madness, & reveng
Don't see it if you are expecting the Greek Medea. This is a modern re-telling of the same plot. And it's wonderful.
See it if you want to be pulled into a story and see incredible acting.I found myself listening and watching intently and at times mezmorized
Don't see it if you are not into seeing a very dark play that just has a few lighter moments
See it if you enjoy captivating staging, modern writing, great acting. Unique modern version bringing Euripides into today's world.
Don't see it if you are expecting depth of emotion or are expecting original tragedy. Entertaining modern version w/ oversimplification of character
See it if You want to see a modern play set on a experimental stage, with heartbreaking acting and a really innovative execution.
Don't see it if You expect an original script. It's not a standard representation of Medea, but it's based on it so you know how it's gonna end.