MEDEA BEGINS PREVIEWS ON MARCH 10.
OPENING NIGHT: SATURDAY, MARCH 12 WITH RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.
Salem Theatre Company is thrilled to bring to the stage the latest version of the Euripedes classic, MEDEA. Performances begin March 10 and run throughMarch 26 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at3pm. Saturday, March 26 will offer two performances at 2pm and 7:30pm. All shows take place at the theatre’s new space at Shetland Park at 35 Congress Street on the 3rd floor with readily available parking in the lot. Click here for more information on the new location.
In an ancient challenge to patriarchal oppression, the Greek tragedy MEDEA tells the story of an abused and abandoned woman driven to bloody, shocking revenge. Medea, a brilliant, flawed protagonist, is frustrated at every turn as the powerful men in her life betray her trust and splinter her family. Adapted by British dramaturg and playwright Ben Power, known as “the National Theatre’s secret weapon,” this 2014 translation presents a lean, unflinching look at Medea’s defiance.
Bertrand states of the relevance of the play, “It’s been two thousand years since Euripedes first penned Medea and yet women are still stuck every day navigating a society optimized for men. The play grapples with tropes that resound across the centuries: domestic violence, subverting gender roles, and the decay of once-healthy communities.”
CAST AND STAFF:
Medea: Caroline Watson-Felt
Jason: Jay Connolly
Nurse: Kris Burke
Kreon: Rob Cope
Aegeus: Nick Osborne
Attendant: Catherine Benjamin
Children: Jayden and Delaney Cannon
Chorus Leader: Katie Donovan
Stage Manager/Co-Set Design - Ravenne Rose
Assistant Director - Andy LeBlanc
Co-Set Design: Colin Colford
Costume Design - Mallory Curtin & Kate Devorak
Lighting Design - Corey Wittenmore
Make-Up/Blood Design - Charlie Kellogg