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Medea (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company)

From 10 member  reviews
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. More…

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.


Member Reviews (10)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent

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.


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 r...
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