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Medea (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company)

Members say: Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining
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Members
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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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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.

 

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Reviews (11)

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Talkin' Broadway

"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." Full Review

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49
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.

70
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

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining

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.

89
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

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!

84
Ambitious, Intense, Indulgent, Great writing

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.

90
Absorbing, Epic, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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.

74
Ambitious, Classic, Well staged

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.

91
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?

90
Funny, Delightful, Indulgent, Overrated, Hilarious

See it if You like hilarious quips and offensive jokes.

Don't see it if If you are a prude on foul language

97
Absorbing, Edgy, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love seeing the scorn of love lost.

Don't see it if You hate women.