Director Michael Burke was drawn to the Greek dramatist Euripides’ 431 B.C. examination of passion, love and vengeance by the dichotomy it embodies: We feel Medea’s justified rage at Jason, but to get revenge by the horrific killing of their children?
To augment this dramatically faithful production presented in an approachable translation, Burke has mixed real actors with life-sized white rag dolls, that stand in for the children, suggesting they have become mere pawns in a power game between the former lovers.
Don’t expect to sink your teeth into this production — it might sink its teeth into you.
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