E&H to Present ‘Medea’ Oct. 2-5 (check show times for each day)

 
  Studio Theatre

Emory & Henry College will stage a Greek tragedy based on the myth of Jason and Medea Oct. 2-5.

The play, “Medea,” begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 2-4, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the E&H Studio Theatre.

Historians believe the original version of the play by Euripides was likely produced for the first time at the Greater Dionysia Festival in the spring of 431 B.C.

This play, which is freely adapted from the original by Robinson Jeffers, is set in Medea’s home in Corinth. Central to the plot are Medea’s desire for bloody revenge against her husband for marrying another woman and the threat he is to her power.

Perhaps misunderstood by his contemporaries for what they thought were haphazard plots and unheroic heroes, Euripides was busy blending new elements into their “traditional,” to create a new genre of theatre such as tragicomedy and romance, and delving into the emotional lives of his characters as a precursor to modern realism.

Tickets are free to E&H students and employees. Tickets are $8 for individuals over 55 years or students from other institutions. For others tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance.

Reservations are required, as seating is limited. Reserved seats are honored until 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the performance, after which individuals without reservations will be seated.

Tickets are available at the Emory Train Depot two weeks prior to the performance, from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and at Van Dyke Center one week prior to each performance from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. daily, or by contacting the Office of the Arts Coordinator at 276-944-6866 or +k8nH~?_fPFN]A%I]#[sW|]'`!D}2#.f}f?.

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