medEia

medEia

“A miracle of non-traditional theatre.”
-Patrick Sharbaugh, The Spoleto Buzz

Amsterdam’s trailblazing Dood Paard (Dead Horse) brings its acclaimed contemporary version of the Medea myth to New York. medEia is written in a very simple English, what Dood Paard calls “Euro-English,” a poetic language of common ground. It is liberally laced with lyrics of American and English pop songs- from the Doors to the Beatles to The Cure to Madonna; lyrics that, like Greek mythology, are part of modern society’s collective memory. Co-founders Oscar van Woensel, Kuno Bakker and Manja Topper mine many Medea sources from Euripides to Pasolini, Seneca to Miller, and find humor as well. Set against a stylishly minimalist backdrop of projected shadows and evocative images, and told from the perspective of the chorus, medEia ultimately deals with love, its many truths and its many lies as this timeless tale of horrifying revenge unfolds.

Dood Paard was founded in Amsterdam in 1993. The experimenting avant-garde collective creates brisk, unconventional works stripped of theatrical pretense and is recognized as a thrilling new voice in contemporary European theatre. Their repertoire includes 40 stage productions, various TV films and a television serial.

photos by Sanne Peper

medEia is an English-language production.

Running time: 75 minutes

Dood Paard is subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences and the City of Amsterdam. This production has also been made possible by a grant from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. The US tour of medEia is also made possible by the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts
and by the Dutch Consulate in New York.

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N.Y. Premiere
September 26-30, 2007
Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors),
$10 (members)
No Late Seating

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