Medea (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets
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.
Medea has been betrayed. Her husband, Jason, has left her for a younger woman. Now Medea faces not only banishment but the prospect of being separated from her two sons. Her pride will not allow it. So she turns all of her dark energies into exacting the most horrific revenge possible against the man she loved more than life itself.
"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."