Some ancient stories are timeless & can be re-written to appeal to audiences of today. Come see these three, different, modern takes on the classic, Greek tragedy of MEDEA, starting Feb 28 to March 3.
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University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television
Approx Run Time: 70 minutes – No Intermission • David Morden • 520.621.8347 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 12, 2013
UA’s Studio Series presents Medea by Charles Ludlam, Medea by Christopher
Durang & Wendy Wasserstein, & Medea Redux by Neil LaBute
directed by David Morden, Adjunct Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film & Television
At the beginning of the original Greek tragedy by Euripides, Medea is in dire straights. Her husband, Jason, has married another woman, Glauke, daughter of Creon, the King of Corinth. On top of that, Creon banishes Medea and her two sons from Corinth. Medea isn’t the kind of woman to take such
horrific treatment lying down. She swears bloody revenge and expeditiously sets off to find a way to kill them all.
Three, modern, one-acts by contemporary authors have been created by using Euripides’ original story.
Come see these different, modern takes on the classic, Greek tragedy.
The UA Studio Series is dedicated to supporting the original and contemporary pieces of performance through a ‘bare essentials’ production format that draws primary focus to the artistic and intellectual labor of theatre students. This approach to performance lends itself to creative learning experiences for student artists, thought- provoking experiences for audiences, and occasions for productive dialogue about topics relevant to student populations and the broader Tucson community.
Dates & Times: Evenings: Feb 28 – Mar 2 at 8pm * Matinee: Mar 3 at 2pm
Place: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg, Rm #116, on the UA campus (SE corner of Speedway Blvd/Park)
Cost/Admission: All seats $7
Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or tickets.arizona.edu
Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.
If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.
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