Medea
by Euripides; Translation by Paul Roche
Directed by Stefan Novinski
February 19 - March 27, 2005

Jason is marrying a young, beautiful "trophy bride" and Medea is pissed.  In award-winning director Stefan Novinski's production, the wedding guests celebrate in the opulent hotel ballroom, while Medea is in the adjacent kitchen plotting her revenge amid the gleaming stainless steel, the hanging pots, and the knives.

 

Featuring Andrew Borba, Diana Burbano, Jennifer Chu, Adam Gregor, Alaina Reed Hall, Jeff Marlow, Jennifer Pennington, Nick Salamone, Pamela Shaddock, Lisa Tharps, Veronica Thompson, Eileen T'Kaye, Peter Trencher

Scenic Design Donna Marquet

Costume Design Barbara Lempel

Lighting Design Rand Ryan

Sound Design Drew Dalzell

Musical Director Todd Schroeder

Production Stage Manager Katie Ailinger

Casting Michael Donovan, CSA

Publicist  Aldrich & Associates

Production Photography Ed Krieger

“Very powerful…Lisa Tharps becomes a startling, compelling Medea…it is a performance which powers the entire production.”   -Pasadena Star News

“Director Stefan Novinski has assembled a terrific cast that makes the most of Paul Roche’s outstanding new translation.  Designer Donna Marquet’s weirdly revisionist set is, quite simply, one of the best in memory.”   -LA Times

“Director Stefan Novinski, a solid supporting cast and superlative design back up the always-strong Lisa Tharps, storming as jilted Medea.”   -LA Weekly

Brilliant…the difficult script is handled with expertise by the talented cast.  Every role is fleshed out with nuance…never has the language seemed quite so clear, and quite so heart wrenching."    -CurtainUp

Stunningly lush…another triumph.”   -Entertainment Today and ReviewPlays.com

“As clear and pointed as can be.  Tharps is a marvel as Medea, eloquent in her rage in a thrillingly dynamic performance…Check out this Medea: it’s a killer.”   -Backstage

“This presentation has it all!”   -Accessibly Live

“It’s bound to be a hit!”   -The Burbank Times

“Conceptually brilliant.”   -The Dallas Morning News

Nominated for two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards

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