'Medea' at the Hedgerow Theatre: There will be blood

'Medea' at the Hedgerow Theatre: There will be blood

'Medea' at the Hedgerow Theatre: There will be blood

Feminist play? No: moral outrage. If it’s about anything, Medea, like The Bacchae, is about the irrational coming to undo our expectations. (Both Euripides and Jeffers were drawn to powerful, out-of-bounds female characters.) Medea commits the most heinous imaginable act — killing her children — with head clear, voice cold, hand steady. She explains to us, with appalling clarity, exactly why she’s doing it. Down go the leaders of Corinth, along with two families: her own with unfaithful Jason  (played with clueless hopelessness by Jared Reed), and that of Creon, father to the woman Jason has married in her place. And she gets away with it.

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Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:53:36 +0000

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