by Jay Scheib, fashioned after Heiner Muller, Euripides and Seneca
directed by Jay Scheib
Director Jay Scheib applied lessons in plot development from the modern detective novel in planning his adaptation of "Medea." Using a verse text based on Heiner Muller, Euripides and Seneca, enhanced by operatic songs and heightened by multimedia, he intends to put suspense back in the tale by playing the myth backwards. Medea's children are killed at the beginning of the play and the climax is Jason leaving his wife at the end. With the familiar narrative landmarks reversed, the real power of the piece is that it is making a play about Medea's decisions, more like a character study than a tale of fate.
1/13/2005 at 10:00pm