Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tucson: UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents 'Medea'


From: Paula Newsome [mailto:pnewsome@email.arizona.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:43 AM
Subject: UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents 'Medea'



UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre performs the Greek tragedy ‘Medea.’


Dates & Times:

Previews: February 8 at 1:30 p.m. & February 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Evenings: February 11-14, 19-21, 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees: February 15, 21, 22, 28 & Mar. 1 at 1:30 p.m.


Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.


Cost/Admission: General $28, Senior Citizen/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $19, Preview $17.


Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162.


Parking: Theatregoers may park in the Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Ave. just north of Speedway Blvd.  For weekday evening performances, you can pre-pay for parking.  Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, take your parking ticket immediately to the garage cashier after parking.  Cashier is located on the east side of the main level.  Parking fee will be $3 (cash only).  After the performance, insert the parking ticket at the gate to exit.  Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.


Production Information: “Medea,” by Euripides; translation by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael.  Presented by the UA School of Theatre Arts Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART) and directed by Brent Gibbs.


Season Producer Sponsor: The Harris

Production Sponsor: University Park Marriott


This epic Greek tragedy is just as familiar today as it was when originally written.  In a political move, Jason leaves his wife and children to marry a princess and align his fortunes with the throne.  Betrayed and bereft, Medea enters into a ruthless downward spiral of depravity and madness, determined to achieve her revenge, no matter what the cost.


This production includes violence and adult themes.


Audience Enrichment: Learn more about “Medea” through exciting discussions, which are free and open to the public.


Post-show discussion: February 15, immediately after the performance in the Tornabene Theatre.  Meet the actors during a Q&A segment facilitated by guest speakers.  


Pre-show discussion: February 19 at 6:45 p.m.; check signage in the Tornabene Theatre lobby for discussion location.  Guest speakers will lead an exciting dialogue where you can get behind-the-scenes information about the production.


Media Contact: Paula Newsome,  (520) 626-2686, pnewsome@email.arizona.edu


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