Medea (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company)
Medea (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company)

Medea (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
Members say
Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent

About the Show

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents a new mounting of Euripides' tragedy about a wife and mother's unspeakable act of vengeance.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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50 Reviews | 33 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if A well-acted production with an intense but not overdone Medea.

Don't see it if It has a violent plot even if the violence takes place off-stage. Fazal was great as Medea but is perhaps a bit young for the part?

506 Reviews | 1010 Followers
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Epic

See it if you want to see some young actors attack a masterpiece with great aplomb

Don't see it if first reaction not for kids. but three youngsters in the audience seemed to enjoy it.. Reminder The Greeks kill offstage.

50 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like classical theater, great acting, strong emotion.

Don't see it if Don't appreciate Greek tragedy. No other reason not to see it! Great show!

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you enjoy young actors doing a great job with this heartwrenching greek classic

Don't see it if you are not a fan of classic greek theater and want a modern type show.

147 Reviews | 28 Followers
Ambitious, Great writing, Intense, Indulgent

See it if you don't know the story and you want to see how a woman goes mad after her husband announces his marriage to a younger woman

Don't see it if you don't like to see a young company take on deeply dramatic subject matter. or if you want a highly polished show.

1136 Reviews | 383 Followers
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Powerful

See it if you are fascinated by Greek theater. This is a lean and intelligent production. The story still captivates. Bucket-list ready.

Don't see it if you dislike modern language in an ancient play. Or you want a nuanced Medea (Fazal wears). Other actors fare better. Surprisingly compelling

458 Reviews | 101 Followers
75 minutes of squirm-inducing overacting

See it if I dont know why you would. It was unclear whether the audience hated it as much as I did. Inappropriate giggles but good applause.

Don't see it if you dont like mugging and shouting as undifferentiated expressions of anger, pain and exposition.

29 Reviews | 5 Followers
Classic, Well staged, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a young ambitious theater company give a solid performance of a classical Greek drama

Don't see it if You like your Greek dramas performed in masks with a dreary chorus.

Critic Reviews (1)

Talkin' Broadway
August 29th, 2016

"The added emphasis on the place of women within the male-dominated power structure, and the condescending treatment of 'foreigners' give this production a decidedly contemporary ring. Those who prefer Greek tragedies to be performed in a more traditional way may be disappointed...But the story remains as powerful as ever, and the production, tightly edited to stay focused on the unfolding of the well-known plot, offers up a distinct and arguably valid slant to an old, old tale."
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